Begonia oellgaardii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Cucurbitales Begoniaceae

Scientific Name: Begonia oellgaardii 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
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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 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.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43067A10774044. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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