Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Compositae

Scientific Name: Baccharis huairacajensis
Species Authority: Hieron.
Taxonomic Notes: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 589 (1901)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from six subpopulations, recorded from the central Andes to Azuay province. Occurs inside the Parque Nacional Cajas and may be found in similar habitats within the Parque Nacional Llanganates and the Parque Nacional Sangay. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from six subpopulations, recorded from the central Andes to Azuay province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub of high Andean forest (2,500–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within the Parque Nacional Cajas

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Baccharis huairacajensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43137A10780881. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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