Phaedranassa schizantha 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Asparagales Amaryllidaceae

Scientific Name: Phaedranassa schizantha Baker

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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Assessor(s): Oleas, N. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from ten subpopulations mostly in disturbed areas and along roads in dry, inter-Andean valleys. May be affected by agriculture and grazing. Not recorded inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may occur inside the Reserva de Producción Faunística Chimborazo. P. schizantha var. ignea has only been collected in an area less than 100 km² near Ambato, for which reason this variety is assessed as Critically Endangered (CR B1ab(iii)). Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known from ten subpopulations within the provinces of Azuay, Bolívar, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi and Tungurahua.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A terrestrial herb found at an elevational range of 2,000–4,000 m, mostly in disturbed areas and along roads in dry, inter-Andean valleys.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): May be affected by agriculture and grazing.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Oleas, N. & Pitman, N. 2003. Phaedranassa schizantha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T42812A10754892. . Downloaded on 19 August 2018.
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