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Neriacanthus harlingii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES ACANTHACEAE

Scientific Name: Neriacanthus harlingii
Species Authority: Wassh.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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, one in the Cantón El Chaco, Sitio Tres Cruces, towards the Mirador in Napo province, and the other 20–30 km from Limón (General Plaza) on the Limón-Gualaceo road, in Morona-Santiago province. Not confirmed to occur inside Ecuador's protected areas network, but may occur in a protected area on the eastern slopes of the Andes. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from two collections, one in the Cantón El Chaco, Sitio Tres Cruces, towards the Mirador in Napo province, and the other 20-30 km from Limón (General Plaza) on the Limón-Gualaceo road, in Morona-Santiago province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of low and high Andean forest, at an elevational range of 1,500–2,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not confirmed to occur inside Ecuador's protected areas network, but may occur in a protected area on the eastern slopes of the Andes.

Citation: Delgado, T. & Pitman, N. 2003. Neriacanthus harlingii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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