Aetheolaena lingulata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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 or shrub endemic to Ecuador and widely distributed in its Andean region, where at least 12 subpopulations have been reported. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may occur in the Cayambe-Coca, Antisana, Cotacachi-Cayapas, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Llanganates and Los Ilinizas protected areas. 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: Widely distributed in its Andean region, where at least 12 subpopulations have been reported within the provinces of Azuay, Bolívar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Imbabura, Napo, Pinchincha and Tungurahua provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A subshrub or shrub high Andean forest and shrubland at high altitudes (2,500–4,500 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 lingulata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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