Aetheolaena ledifolia 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Compositae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered () B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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)
A subshrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single collection by A. Humboldt and A. Bonpland at the beginning of the nineteenth century in an unknown locale of Pichincha province. Not collected again in nearly two centuries, and not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.
Date last seen: early 19th century

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from a single collection made at the beginning of the nineteenth century in an unknown locale of Pichincha province.
Countries occurrence:
Possibly extinct:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Aetheolaena ledifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43108A10776604. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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