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Begonia valvata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CUCURBITALES BEGONIACEAE

Scientific Name: Begonia valvata
Species Authority: L.B.Sm. & B.G.Schub.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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 terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from two collections on the Sevilla de Oro-Méndez road. The collection dates are uncertain although apparently before 1952. The principal threats are deforestation and excessive colonization. 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 valvata is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from only two collections in Morona-Santiago province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lowland Amazonian to high Andean forests (885–2,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threats are deforestation and excessive colonization.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia valvata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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