Begonia holmnielseniana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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 terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known only from the type collection recorded in 1980 in the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras. Threats are unknown for this species, which occurs in one of the most remote and unexplored paramos of Ecuador.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia holmnielseniana is endemic to Ecuador. The species is known only from the type speciman, collected in Napo province in 1980.
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest up to high altitude shrubland areas (3,050–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Current threats to the species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Type specimen was collected from a protected area (Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras).

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia holmnielseniana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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