Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Cucurbitales Begoniaceae

Scientific Name: Begonia acerifolia
Species Authority: Kunth

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Quintana, C. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from 13 subpopulations recorded in the south, six in the province of Loja and at least one in the Cordillera Chongón-Colonche in Guayas. Confirmed to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia acerifolia is endemic to Ecuador, accurring in Azuay, Bolivar, Cañar, Chimborazo, Guayas, Loja and El Oro provinces. It is known from 13 subpopulations.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in dry shrubland areas to high Andean forest (600–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main known threat to the species is habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas in Ecuador.

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia acerifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43049A10772829. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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