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Begonia neoharlingii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CUCURBITALES BEGONIACEAE

Scientific Name: Begonia neoharlingii
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
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, known only from the type. Collected between Sozoranga and Cariamanga, Loja province, some time before 1985. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may be found in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The principal threats are deforestation and colonization. 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 neoharlingii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from the type specimen, collected in Loja province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Andean vegetation (2,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threats are deforestation and colonization.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia neoharlingii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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