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Aetheolaena subinvolucrata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Aetheolaena subinvolucrata
Species Authority: (Cuatrec.) 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
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 terrestrial herb, subshrub or vine endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from two collections. The first was made in 1920 near Quito; the second was made in 1955 in an unknown locale of Pichincha province. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the main threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from two collections. The first was made in 1920 near Quito; the second was made in 1955 in an unknown locale of Pichincha province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb, subshrub or vine of Andean forest (3,000–3,500 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 subinvolucrata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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