Alternanthera areschougii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Amaranthaceae

Scientific Name: Alternanthera areschougii
Species Authority: R.E.Fr.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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)
A terrestrial herb endemic to the coast and dry valleys of southern Ecuador, where seven subpopulations have been registered. Not know to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may occur in similar habitats within the Parque Nacional Machalilla and the Reserva Ecológica Manglares-Churute. The principal threat, especially in coastal populations, is deforestation. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is an endemic of southern Ecuador. where seven subpopulations have been registered in the provinces of Guayas, Loja and Manabí.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of the coast and dry valleys , found at an elevational range of 0–1,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation is the principal threat, especially the coastal populations.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Alternanthera areschougii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T42799A10750391. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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