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Begonia brandbygeana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CUCURBITALES BEGONIACEAE

Scientific Name: Begonia brandbygeana
Species Authority: L.B.Sm. & Wassh.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 only from the 1980 type collection from Taisha. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. Several additional subpopulations probably occur in eastern Morona-Santiago province, which has been poorly collected. The military presence in this region, including the land mines that have been laid, probably represent an effective protection for the species. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia brandbygeana is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from one subpopulation in Morona-Santiago province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amazonian forest (450–700 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the only known threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia brandbygeana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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