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Begonia dodsonii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CUCURBITALES BEGONIACEAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4c 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 vine endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from three subpopulations. Confirmed to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, in the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras and in the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. The principal threats are colonization and the subsequent conversion of native vegetation to croplands. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia dodsonii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from three subpopulations occurring in Cotopaxi, Napo and Pichincha provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Coastal forest (600–2,200 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threats are colonization and the subsequent conversion of native vegetation to croplands.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur inside protected areas.

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia dodsonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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