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Begonia froebelii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA VIOLALES BEGONIACEAE

Scientific Name: Begonia froebelii
Species Authority: A.DC.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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, where it is known from nine subpopulations in the central and southern Andes. Although none of the subpopulations are inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, this species may occur in similar habitats inside the Parque Nacional Sangay. Loja has more collections (four) than any other province. The species has been collected on roadsides and was last recorded 10 years ago. The principal threats are road construction and deforestation related to colonization. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia froebelii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from nine subpopulations occurring in Azuay, Bolívar, Cañar, Chimborazo and Loja provinces.
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Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dry Andean vegetation (including roadsides) and high Andean forest (600–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threats are road construction and deforestation related to colonization.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur in any protected areas.
Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia froebelii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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