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Chuquiraga arcuata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Chuquiraga arcuata
Species Authority: Harling

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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, where it is known from a single population collected in 1955, between Biblián and Cañar. This is a well-studied area, but the species has not been rediscovered. The original description mentions that the plant was collected on land that is cultivated by the indigenous population. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from a single population, collected between Biblián and Cañar. This is a well-studied area, but the species has not been rediscovered.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub of high altitude páramo (3,000–3,500 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. Chuquiraga arcuata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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