Asterogyne yaracuyense 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Arecales Palmae

Scientific Name: Asterogyne yaracuyense
Species Authority: (H.E.Moore) Wess. Boer

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A1c, B1+2c, C1 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Stauffer, F.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Confined to the mountain ridge of Santa María and on La Chapa ridge in Yaracuy state. This tree was not found in any of the neighbouring cloud forests and is presumed to have a very restricted distribution.
Countries occurrence:
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A small palm, up to 5 m tall, restricted to cloud forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Two years ago, a team from the Herbario Nacional de Venezuela visited this area and found a massive deterioration of the habitat mainly due to agriculture and logging.

Citation: Stauffer, F. 1998. Asterogyne yaracuyense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38195A10100655. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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