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Barnadesia aculeata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Barnadesia aculeata
Species Authority: (Benth.) I.C.Chung
Taxonomic Notes: Revision Barnadesia 53 (1965)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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 shrub endemic to Ecuador. Known from six subpopulations confined to the central Andes, four in areas near Loja and two on the Gualaceo-Limón road. Probably additional subpopulations occur inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from six subpopulations confined to the central Andes, four in areas near Loja and two on the Gualaceo-Limón road.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub of high altitude shrubland and vegetation (2,000–3,500 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. Barnadesia aculeata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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