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Bomarea hartwegii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Liliales Alstroemeriaceae

Scientific Name: Bomarea hartwegii Baker

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(iii) 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 and known from two records in Pichincha province. The type was collected by E. André, prior to 1882, in Monte Corazón at 2,500 m elevation. The second record, by Holmgren and Heilbor, has neither locality nor altitude information. Not recorded in Ecuador's protected areas network, but may occur in montane forest remnants in the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas and the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa. The principal threats are deforestation, invasive species and habitat fragmentation. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known from two records in the Pichincha province.
Countries occurrence:
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, invasive species and habitat fragmentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Mogollón, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Bomarea hartwegii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T42794A10749513. . Downloaded on 17 August 2018.
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