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Saurauia laxiflora

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA THEALES ACTINIDIACEAE

Scientific Name: Saurauia laxiflora
Species Authority: Soejarto

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): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A treelet or tree endemic to Ecuador, known from four subpopulations on the northwestern Andean slopes and two subpopulations on the southeastern Andean slopes. The northern subpopulations were recorded in the Río Guajalito private reserve, on the Río Verde, in the Reserva Etnica Awá and between Tandayapa and Mindo. The southern subpopulations were recorded on the Sevilla de Oro-Méndez road, between Tres Ranchos and Chontal, and near the Guardianía Bombuscara, inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. May also occur inside the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from four subpopulations on the northwestern Andean slopes and two subpopulations on the southeastern Andean slope, within the provinces of Carchi, Loja, Morona-Santiago and Pichincha.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A treelet or tree of moist forest, found at an elevational range of 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: Subpopulations have been recorded within the Río Guajalito private reserve, Reserva Etnica Awá and within the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. May also occur inside the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Saurauia laxiflora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 November 2014.
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