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Aetheolaena decipiens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Aetheolaena decipiens
Species Authority: (Benoist) B.Nord.
Taxonomic Notes: Treated by some authors under the genus Lasiocephalus.

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 vine endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from two very old collections in unknown locales of Loja province. Widespread deforestation in the province and the lack of new records in the past 80 years may reflect a serious threat of extinction. 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 very old collections in unknown locales of Loja province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is widespread deforestation in the province.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Aetheolaena decipiens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 December 2014.
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