Begonia lugonis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Cucurbitales Begoniaceae

Scientific Name: Begonia lugonis
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, whose 1986 description does not include a collection date. Discovered outside Ecuador’s system of protected areas, in Sarayacu, above the Río Bobonaza. Additional subpopulations may occur near the Río Bobonaza; these areas are poorly collected because they under military control. The principal threats are disorganized colonization and the conversion of natural forest to pastures. 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 lugonis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from the type specimen, collected from Pastaza province.
Countries occurrence:
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amazonian forest (1,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threats are disorganized colonization and the conversion of natural forest to pastures.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia lugonis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43064A10768349. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided