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Aequatorium repandiforme

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 or tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from isolated subpopulations in several Andean sites. Three subpopulations occur inside protected areas, two in the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca and one in the Parque Nacional Llanganates. Additional populations may be inside the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas or the Parque Nacional Sangay. Although is widely distributed, only seven subpopulations have been recorded. The species' common name is "yacupato". No specimens are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from seven isolated subpopulations in several Andean sites, within the provinces of Cotopaxi, Imbabura, Mornona-Santiago, Napo and Pichincha.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Three populations occur inside protected areas, two in the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca and one in the Parque Nacional Llanganates.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Aequatorium repandiforme. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 November 2014.
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