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Alternanthera corymbiformis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CARYOPHYLLALES AMARANTHACEAE

Scientific Name: Alternanthera corymbiformis
Species Authority: Eliasson

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 shrub endemic to Ecuador. Known from three collections in widely separated locales in the Andes. The first was made on slopes with dry vegetation along the Pasaje-Santa Isabel-Girón road in the Río Jubones valley. Two later collections were reported in different habitats, in Pilaló and at the Hacienda Leito, near Patate. Not know to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may occur within the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from three collections in widely separated locales in the Andes. The first was made on slopes with dry vegetation along the Pasaje-Santa Isabel-Girón road in the Río Jubones valley. Two later collections were reported in different habitats, in Pilaló and at the Hacienda Leito, near Patate.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub, found at an elevational range of 500–3,000 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: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Alternanthera corymbiformis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.
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