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Mandevilla equatorialis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA GENTIANALES APOCYNACEAE

Scientific Name: Mandevilla equatorialis
Species Authority: Woodson

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 vine endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from two old collections, both of them in Azuay province and dated in 1918 and 1945 respectively. Only the 1918 collection has locale information: near Tablón de Oña, on the border between Azuay and Loja. Much of Azuay's forest is currently fragmented, but the species may persist in disturbed habitats. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. 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: Known from two old collections, both of them in Azuay province and dated in 1918 and 1945 respectively.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A vine of high Andean forests (2,300–2,635 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Much of Azuay's forest is currently fragmented.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Romero-Saltos, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Mandevilla equatorialis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 September 2014.
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