Begonia geminiflora 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Cucurbitales Begoniaceae

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

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 vine endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single population recorded in 1980. The exact collection site is uncertain since the collection was made along a 20 km stretch of the Quito-Nono road. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threat is the conversion of native forest to pastures. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia geminiflora is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from one population in Pichincha province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest (2,133–3,535 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threat is the conversion of native forest to pastures.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia geminiflora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43059A10773676. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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