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Begonia ludwigii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CUCURBITALES BEGONIACEAE

Scientific Name: Begonia ludwigii
Species Authority: Irmsch.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from four populations near Naranjapata and Huigra. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be found in the Parque Nacional Sangay. The principal threats are deforestation and the conversion of remnants of primary vegetation to pasture and cropland. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia ludwigii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from only four subpopulations in Chimorazo province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Coastal and low Andean forest (530–2,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threats are deforestation and the conversion of remnants of primary vegetation to pasture and cropland.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

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