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Guatteria microcarpa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MAGNOLIALES ANNONACEAE

Scientific Name: Guatteria microcarpa
Species Authority: Ruiz & Pav. ex G. Don

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2c; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Muriel, P. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A tree endemic to the wet coastal forests of Ecuador, known from one collection by the Spanish botanist J. Tafalla in Guayaquil between 1778 and 1788, and another by H. Eggers a century later. Since it has not been recorded during the last century and the original collection site is now a major metropolis, the species is probably extinct. The preliminary list of Ecuadorian Annonaceae (Chatrou et al. 1997) does not include this species. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from one collection by the Spanish botanist J. Tafalla in Guayaquil between 1778 and 1788, and another by H. Eggers a century later.
Countries:
Possibly extinct:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A tree of wet coastal forests, found at an elevational range of 0–500 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: Muriel, P. & Pitman, N. 2003. Guatteria microcarpa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 November 2014.
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