Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Gentianales Asclepiadaceae

Scientific Name: Matelea pastazana
Species Authority: Morillo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A vine endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from single record on the eastern slopes of the Andes. Collected in 1980 on a rocky slope on "the road to Shell-Mera". The locale is not inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but the species may occur in the Parque Nacional Sangay or the Parque Nacional Llanganates. 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: Known from single record on the eastern slopes of the Andes. Collected on "the road to Shell-Mera", Pastaza province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A vine, collected on a rocky slope, from an elevation of 1,050 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Pitman, N. 2003. Matelea pastazana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43087A10770227. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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