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Cardamine lojanensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CAPPARALES CRUCIFERAE

Scientific Name: Cardamine lojanensis
Species Authority: Al-Shehbaz

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): León-Yánez, S. & 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's southern Andes, where it is known from two subpopulations. Most collections come from Cerro Toledo, inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Another population is in the Cordillera de las Lagunitas. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Cardamine lojanensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from two subpopulations in Loja province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest to high altitude paramos (3,000–3,500 m)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the only known threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2003. Cardamine lojanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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