Begonia pectennervia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Cucurbitales Begoniaceae

Scientific Name: Begonia pectennervia L.B.Sm. & Wassh.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Quintana, C. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial herb endemic to the Ecuadorian Andes. Known from four locales along the Borja-El Chaco road: 9.5 km northwest of Chaco, 5 km northwest of Borja, along the Río Panteor and to the southwest of Borja. The collection sites border the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras, which suggests that the species may be growing in similar habitats in the park. Road construction may affect the species' subpopulations. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Begonia pectennervia is endemic to Ecuador. The species is known from four subpopulations in Napo province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Low Andean forest (1,750–1,950 m).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and urban development (for example, road construction) are the only known threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known from any protected areas, but it is thought that the species may occur within Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: Replaced Previous Threat Classification Scheme OLD 1 Habitat Loss/Degradation (human induced) with 5.3.5. Biological resource use -> Logging & wood harvesting -> Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded.and 4.1. Transportation & service corridors -> Roads & railroads

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2017. Begonia pectennervia (amended version of 2003 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T43169A116244087. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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