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Begonia serotina

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CUCURBITALES BEGONIACEAE

Scientific Name: Begonia serotina
Species Authority: A.DC.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
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)
Justification:
A terrestrial or epiphytic herb endemic to Ecuador's coastal region, where it is known from at least 17 subpopulations, in wet forest or wet microhabitats inside dry forests. Although several subpopulations have been recorded, the species should be considered Endangered due to the massive alteration of its habitat during the last century. According to X. Cornejo (pers. comm.), there are subpopulations inside the Parque Nacional Machalilla. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia serotina is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from at least 17 subpopulations occurring in Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Guayas, Manabí and El Oro provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dry coastal forest (200–1,200 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas in Ecuador.

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia serotina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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