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Ageratina sodiroi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Ageratina sodiroi
Species Authority: (Hieron.) R.M.King & H.Rob.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 terrestrial herb, subshrub or shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from 15 subpopulations, widely distributed in the Andes. One subpopulation has been recorded in the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua, and additional subpopulations may be found in other protected areas with upper Andean vegetation. Habitat destruction is the main threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Widely distributed in the Andes. Known from 15 subpopulations, within the Cañar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Imbabura and Pichincha provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of Andean forest and upper Andean vegetation (2,000–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: One subpopulation is known to occur within the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Ageratina sodiroi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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