Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Cucurbitales Begoniaceae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
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.

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).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction (for example, road construction) is 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.

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia pectennervia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43169A10783129. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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