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Aequatorium jamesonii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Aequatorium jamesonii
Species Authority: (S.F.Blake) C.Jeffrey

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii); D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A treelet endemic to the northern Andes of Ecuador, where it has been collected at least three times: on the slopes of Volcán Pichincha, on the eastern slopes of Napo province and in the Reserva Ecológica El Angel. Potentially occurs inside the Cayambe-Coca, Cotacachi-Cayapas and Pululahua protected areas. 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: Endemic to the northern Andes of Ecuador, where it has been collected at least three times: on the slopes of Volcán Pichincha, on the eastern slopes of Napo province and in the Reserva Ecológica El Angel.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A treelet of high Andean forest (2,500–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within the Reserva Ecológica El Angel.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Aequatorium jamesonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.
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