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Begonia oellgaardii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA VIOLALES BEGONIACEAE

Scientific Name: Begonia oellgaardii
Species Authority: L.B.Sm. & Wassh.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) 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 1982 in Añangu, inside the Parque Nacional Yasuní. The principal threats are oil production, disorganized tourism, and road building allowing more colonization. Additional populations surely occur inside the immense protected areas of the region.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia oellgaardii is endemic to Ecuador. The species is known only from the type specimen, collected from Orellana province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amazonian mainland forest (260–350 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threats are oil production, disorganized tourism, and road building allowing more colonization.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The type specimen was collected from a protected area (Parque Nacional Yasuní). The species is thought to occur in other protected areas in the region.
Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia oellgaardii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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