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Begonia aeranthos

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA VIOLALES BEGONIACEAE

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

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): Quintana, C. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single collection (1952) from the Cordillera de Cutucú. Considered Endangered because its geographical range is potentially confined to the Cordillera and outside of 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: Begonia aeranthos is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from one population in Morona-Santiago province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low Andean forest (1,370–1,670 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 inside any protected areas.

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia aeranthos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.
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