Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Apiales Araliaceae

Scientific Name: Oreopanax impolitus
Species Authority: Borchs.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is restricted to a small area in the southeastern Andes. Two subpopulations have been reported at 33 km and 36 km off the Gualaceo-Limón road, and a third northeast of Sígsig. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Restricted to a small area in the southeastern Andes, within the provinces of Azuay and Morona-Santiago. Two subpopulations have been reported 33km and 36km off the Gualaceo-Limón road, and a third northeast of Sígsig.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A tree of high Andean forest (2,700–3,100 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Oreopanax impolitus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43030A10771656. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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