Begonia aequatorialis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Cucurbitales Begoniaceae

Scientific Name: Begonia aequatorialis
Species Authority: L.B.Sm. & B.G.Schub.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from four subpopulations. One was collected at 66 km of the Quevedo-Latacunga road, another 5 km north of Huigra and another close to the Río Guamolotal, north of Molleturo. No data are available for an additional collection in Sucumbíos province. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may be found in the Reserva de Producción Faunística Chimborazo. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia aequatorialis is endemic to Ecuador, occurring in Azuay, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi and Sucumbios. Known from only four subpopulations.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low Andean forest (1,520–1,980 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia aequatorialis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43050A10773139. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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