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Begonia napoensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA VIOLALES 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
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, 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.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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