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Begonia tetrandra

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA VIOLALES BEGONIACEAE

Scientific Name: Begonia tetrandra
Species Authority: Irmsch.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador. Known from three subpopulations: one on the Baeza-Lago Agrio road, near the Río Azuela; another between Baños and Cashurco; and the most recent in Mera in 1976. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but Mera is near the Parque Nacional Sangay. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia tetrandra is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from three populations in Napo, Pastaza and Tunguarahua.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low and high Andean forest (1,000–2,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur in any protected areas.
Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia tetrandra. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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