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Aequatorium lepidotum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Aequatorium lepidotum
Species Authority: B.Nord.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is confined to the northern Andes. Known from three subpopulations: one in El Mirador, 15 km south of San Francisco; another on Loma El Corazón, in the Cantón Montúfar; and a third in the Reserva Ecológica El Angel. 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: Confined to the northern Andes. Known from three subpopulations: one in El Mirador, 15 km south of San Francisco; another on Loma El Corazón, in the Cantón Montúfar; and a third in the Reserva Ecológica El Angel.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Aequatorium lepidotum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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