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Aetheolaena mojandensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Aetheolaena mojandensis
Species Authority: (Hieron.) 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
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 herb or subshrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from ten subpopulations confined to the north and central Andes. Reported in the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca and the Reserva Ecológica El Angel, and may also occur in the Parque Nacional Llanganates and the Reserva Ecológica Antisana. The only type was apparently destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from ten subpopulations confined to the north and central Andes, within the Carchi, Cotopaxi, Imbabura, Napo, Pichincha and Tungurahua province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A herb or subshrub of high Andean forest and high altitudinal grassland (2,500–4,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca and the Reserva Ecológica El Angel.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Aetheolaena mojandensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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