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Begonia truncicola

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CUCURBITALES BEGONIACEAE

Scientific Name: Begonia truncicola
Species Authority: Sodiro ex C.DC.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) 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 vine endemic to the northern Ecuadorian Andes. Known from three subpopulations: one on Cerro Sosa, inside the Maquipucuna private reserve, another on the Quito-Nono-Puerto Quito road, and another at 71 km of the Tulcán-Maldonado road. The principal threat is the conversion of forest remnants to croplands. Potentially may occur inside the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia truncicola is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from three subpopulations in Carchi and Pichincha provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest (2,100–2,240 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threat is the conversion of forest remnants to croplands.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia truncicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 15 September 2014.
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