Aegiphila monticola 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Lamiales Verbenaceae

Scientific Name: Aegiphila monticola
Species Authority: Moldenke

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from eight populations in upper Andean forest and wet paramo de pajonal. Mainly collected along roads but also in less disturbed areas, like the Guandera private reserve and the slopes of Volcán Corazón. Not known to occur in Ecuador's protected areas network but expected in the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa and the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. The principal threats are deforestation, grazing and fires. Formerly classified as Vulnerable (Oldfield et al. 1998).
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: An endemic tree of Ecuador, in Cotopaxi and Bolívar.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Montane cloud forest at altitudes between 2,000 and 3,500 m .
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Aegiphila monticola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T38136A10101629. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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