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Mauria membranifolia 

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Language: English
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Sapindales Anacardiaceae

Scientific Name: Mauria membranifolia Barfod & Holm-Niels.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Romero-Saltos, H., Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A deciduous tree or treelet endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from five subpopulations occupying a wide regional and altitudinal range, from the surroundings of the Parque Nacional Machalilla on the coast, to the Parque Nacional Podocarpus in the Andes. In Manabí province, M. membranifolia has been heavily used and is considered high-quality firewood for the ovens that Pilas region uses for making ceramics (C. Bonifaz, pers. obs.). The species is known as "cativo" in Cerros de Pislay, in Manabí. Assessed as Endangered due to severe forest fragmentation in most of its geographical range. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known from five subpopulations, occupying the surroundings of the Parque Nacional Machalilla on the coast, to the Parque Nacional Podocarpus in the Andes.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A deciduous tree or treelet that has an elevational range of 280–2,500 m.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Forest fragmentation, habitat loss and degradation. In Manabí province, M. membranifolia has been heavily used and is considered high-quality firewood for the ovens that Pilas region uses for making ceramics (C. Bonifaz, pers. obs.).

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Romero-Saltos, H., Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2003. Mauria membranifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T42815A10755254. . Downloaded on 21 November 2017.
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