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Bidens simplicifolia

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Bidens simplicifolia
Species Authority: C.H.Wright

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) 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 endemic to Ecuador, where it has been reported only once, in 1897, near the Hacienda El Recreo, north of San Vicente, in Manabí province. The collection locale is outside Ecuador’s protected areas network and threatened by the large-scale deforestation that has destroyed most of Ecuador's coastal forests over the last 50 years. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the main threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Reported only once, near the Hacienda El Recreo, north of San Vicente, in Manabí province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of coastal forest (0–500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threatened by the large-scale deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Bidens simplicifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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