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Aequatorium limonense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

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

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): 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 known from two records on the southeastern slopes of the Andes. One is from 11 km east of Loja, possibly inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus, and the other is from the road between Limón and Gualaceo. The principal threats are deforestation and disorganized colonization. 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 two records on the southeastern slopes of the Andes. One is from 11 km east of Loja, possibly inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus, and the other is from the road between Limón and Gualaceo.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threats are deforestation and disorganized colonization.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Aequatorium limonense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.
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