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Justicia ianthina

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES ACANTHACEAE

Scientific Name: Justicia ianthina
Species Authority: Wassh.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 and common along roads and rivers in disturbed areas of the coast. Known from at least seven collections, including one in the Río Palenque private reserve. Not confirmed inside Ecuador's protected areas system but may occur in some coastal reserves. Listed as Indeterminate in 1997. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from at least seven collections, including one in the Río Palenque private reserve. Found in the provinces of Esmeraldas, Pichincha and Los Rios, this species is common along roads and rivers in disturbed areas of the coast.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb found at an elevation range of 0–500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not confirmed inside Ecuador's protected areas system but may occur in some coastal reserves.

Citation: Delgado, T. & Pitman, N. 2003. Justicia ianthina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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