Aegiphila monticola 

Scope: Global
Language: English

Translate page into:

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Lamiales Verbenaceae

Scientific Name: Aegiphila monticola 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:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:An endemic tree of Ecuador, in Cotopaxi and Bolívar.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Aegiphila monticola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T38136A10101629. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided