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Baccharis hambatensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Baccharis hambatensis
Species Authority: Kunth
Taxonomic Notes: Nov. Gen. Sp., folio ed., 4: 49 (1818)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 known from four collections in the central Andes and Azuay province. The dates and locales of these collections are in doubt, but it is known that the species has not been collected in the last 45 years. Potentially occurs in the Llanganates, Sangay, Chimborazo and Cajas protected areas. 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 four collections in the central Andes and Azuay province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub of Andean forest and high altitude vegetation (2,500–3,500 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. Baccharis hambatensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 September 2014.
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