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Ruellia dielsii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES ACANTHACEAE

Scientific Name: Ruellia dielsii
Species Authority: Mildbr.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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, where it is known from three old collections in Tungurahua province, one of them recorded between the Río Pastaza and the Río Negro. The lack of recent records may be attributed to the destruction of the type in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War, or the fact that no botanical specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from three old collections in Tungurahua province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of low andean forest, found at an elevational range of 1,225–1,800 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 within any protected areas.
Citation: Delgado, T. & Pitman, N. 2003. Ruellia dielsii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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