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Gonolobus saraguranus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA GENTIANALES ASCLEPIADACEAE

Scientific Name: Gonolobus saraguranus
Species Authority: Morillo

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): Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A vine endemic to Ecuador. Discovered in 1988, in Lugma Huyca, 12 km north of Saraguro, where it was growing in recently disturbed soils. The vine is used by the Saraguro native people as a medicinal plant, under the name "sacha ango". The type locale is far from any protected areas. Another specimen under this name is in the AAU herbarium, collected in Cuyuja, Napo province, but since there are no flowers, the determination has not been confirmed. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Discovered in Lugma Huyca, 12 km north of Saraguro, Loja province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A vine, found growing in recently disturbed soils (2,000–2,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction. The vine is used by the Saraguro native people as a medicinal plant.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Pitman, N. 2003. Gonolobus saraguranus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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