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Forsteronia pycnothyrsus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA GENTIANALES APOCYNACEAE

Scientific Name: Forsteronia pycnothyrsus
Species Authority: K. Schum. ex Woodson

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Romero-Saltos, H. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A liana endemic to Ecuador, with a confusing and contradictory taxonomy. The original publication does not clarify if the species is from Colombia or Ecuador, although Ecuador is assumed. A doubt persists because the collector (K. Lehmann, 1850–1903) was the German consul in Popayán, Colombia. The Missouri Botanical Garden database TROPICOS indicates that the type is from Loja, Ecuador. However, the Catálogo de Plantas Vasculares del Ecuador reports that the type was collected in Zamora-Chinchipe province, which may never have been visited by Lehmann (Potgieter and Zarucchi in Jørgensen and León-Yánez 1999). Assessed as Data Deficient until the situation is clarified. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The original publication does not clarify if the species is from Colombia or Ecuador. Only known from type, this species is thought to have been collected from the province of Loja or Zamora-Chinchipe.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A liana.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Possibly habitat destruction.

Citation: Romero-Saltos, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Forsteronia pycnothyrsus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2014.
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