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Carlowrightia ecuadoriana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES ACANTHACEAE

Scientific Name: Carlowrightia ecuadoriana
Species Authority: T.F.Daniel & Wassh.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2c 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 terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador. Known from two collections: in Capeira, 22 km north of the city of Guayaquil on the road to Daule, and in an unknown locale in Manabí province. Not recorded in recent years, and the historical collection areas are severely altered. The Capeira locale is now a suburb of Guayaquil, with a small reserve where the species may persist. No botanical specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Ecuador. Known from two collections: in Capeira, 22 km north of the city of Guayaquil on the road to Daule, and in an unknown locale in Manabí province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of dry coastal forests, found at an elevational range of 0–500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The Capeira locale is now a suburb of Guayaquil, with a small reserve where the species may persist.

Citation: Delgado, T. & Pitman, N. 2003. Carlowrightia ecuadoriana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 October 2014.
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