Begonia consobrina 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Cucurbitales Begoniaceae

Scientific Name: Begonia consobrina
Species Authority: Irmsch.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 scandent herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from 13 subpopulations recorded on roadsides and in secondary forest. Seven subpopulations occur in Napo province, especially on the Baeza-Lago Agrio road. Two subpopulations have been confirmed inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, and one has been found near the Ecuador-Colombia border, near Maldonado. Last recorded 10 years ago. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia consobrina is endemic to Ecuador, occurring in Azuay, Carchi, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Pastaza, Sucumbios and Tungurahua provinces. It is known from 13 subpopulations.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Roadsides and in secondary forest (500–2,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Two populations are known to occur inside protected areas.

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia consobrina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43055A10773418. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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