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Begonia lugonis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA VIOLALES 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
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 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:
Native:
Ecuador
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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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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