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Begonia sparreana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CUCURBITALES BEGONIACEAE

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

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): Quintana, C. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single collection in Añangu in 1983, inside the Parque Nacional Yasuní. May occur in similar habitats of the national park, but road construction, colonization and oil production inside the park are undoubtedly affecting the populations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia sparreana is endemic to Ecuador. The species is known only from one population occurring in Morona-Santiago and El Oro provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amazonian mainland forest (260–300 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Road construction, colonization and oil production inside Parque Nacional Yasuní are undoubtedly affecting the populations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within a protected area (National Park).

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia sparreana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.
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