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Begonia compacticaulis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA VIOLALES 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
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. 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.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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