Begonia compacticaulis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Cucurbitales Begoniaceae

Scientific Name: Begonia compacticaulis
Species Authority: Irmsch.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii); 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 terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador. Known from four collections, in Huigra, Naranjapata, Pallatanga and on the Quevedo-Latacunga road at 52–53 km. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, and it is difficult to predict in which protected area the species might occur because this region of Ecuador is highly deforested. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Apart from habitat destruction no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia compacticaulis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from Chimborazo and Cotopaxi provinces. Only known from four subpopulations.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Coastal forest and low Andean forest (610–1,200 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 compacticaulis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43054A10773359. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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