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Begonia ynesiae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA VIOLALES BEGONIACEAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4c; 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 vine endemic to Ecuador's northern Andes. Known from four subpopulations: on the Playón de San Francisco-El Carmelo road, on Cerro Corazón, in Alaspungo, and on the Quito-Mindo road. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may be found in the Reserva Ecológica El Angel. The principal threats are excessive tourism and paramo fires. 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 ynesiae is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from only four subpopulations in Carchi and Pichincha provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High altitude paramos (2,500–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threats are excessive tourism and paramos fires.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.
Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia ynesiae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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