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Aphelandra galba

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES ACANTHACEAE

Scientific Name: Aphelandra galba
Species Authority: Wassh.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Delgado, T. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A subshrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single collection in 1944 in the Río Negro and Chupianza valley, on the Sevilla de Oro-to-Méndez road, in Zamora-Chinchipe province. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. No botanical specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.
History:
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: An endemic of Ecuador, where it is known from a single collection in 1944. The collection was made on the Sevilla de Oro-to-Méndez road, in the Río Negro and Chupianza valley, Zamora-Chinchipe province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A small shrub found at an elevational range of 500–1,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network.

Citation: Delgado, T. & Pitman, N. 2003. Aphelandra galba. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 November 2014.
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