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Begonia sodiroi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA VIOLALES BEGONIACEAE

Scientific Name: Begonia sodiroi
Species Authority: C.DC.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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 herb or vine endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from 15 subpopulations. Confirmed to grow in the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa. The principal threats are mining and the conversion of forest remnants to pasture and croplands. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia sodiroi is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from 15 subpopulations in Cotopaxi, Esmeralda, Imbabura, Napo and Pichincha provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest to high altitude shrubland areas (700–3,450 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threats are mining and the conversion of forest remnants to pasture and croplands.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas in Ecuador.
Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia sodiroi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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