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Critoniopsis cotopaxensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Critoniopsis cotopaxensis
Species Authority: H.Rob.

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 tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single collection in 1988 in a disturbed forest near the Latacunga-Pilaló-Quevedo road, 5–15 km east of Pilaló. Not confirmed in Ecuador's protected areas network, but additional subpopulations may occur in the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. 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: A tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single collection in 1988 in a disturbed forest near the Latacunga-Pilaló-Quevedo road, 5–15 km east of Pilaló, Cotopaxi province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A tree of high Andean forest, found at an elevational range of 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. Critoniopsis cotopaxensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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