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Bomarea brachysepala

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA LILIALES ALSTROEMERIACEAE

Scientific Name: Bomarea brachysepala
Species Authority: Benth.

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): Mogollón, H. & 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. Discovered by K. Hartweg in the first half of the nineteenth century in Condorurcu, near Loja, and currently distributed from Carchi in the north to Zamora-Chinchipe in the south. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may occur inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus and other upper Andean protected areas. The principal threats are deforestation, wildfires and mining. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Discovered by K. Hartweg in the first half of the nineteenth century in Condorurcu, near Loja, and currently distributed from Carchi in the north to Zamora-Chinchipe in the south.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of high Andean forest, found at an elevational range of 2,500–3,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are deforestation, wildfires and mining.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.

Citation: Mogollón, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Bomarea brachysepala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.
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