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Baccharis arbutifolia

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Baccharis arbutifolia
Species Authority: (Lam.) Vahl

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 shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is common in the northern and central Andes. Known from more than 40 subpopulations, most of them reported from the Cayambe-Coca, Llanganates, Sangay, Cotacachi-Cayapas and Antisana protected areas. Although the species is widely distributed and inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, populations are threatened by deforestation and fires set by humans.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Common in the northern and central Andes and known from more than 40 subpopulations, within the provinces of Azuay, Bolívar, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Imbabura, Napo, Pichincha and Tungurahua provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub of high Andean forest and dry high altitude páramo (2,000–4,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threatened by deforestation and fires set by humans.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within the Cayambe-Coca, Llanganates, Sangay, Cotacachi-Cayapas and Antisana protected areas.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Baccharis arbutifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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