Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Cucurbitales Begoniaceae

Scientific Name: Begonia napoensis
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, collected in 1980 in the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras. Probably confined to this remote and poorly studied paramo, where threats are nonexistent for the present.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia napoensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from the type specimen, collected from Napo province.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest to high altitude shrubland areas (2,500–2,840 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Currently there are no known threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia napoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43065A10768462. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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