Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Ranunculales Berberidaceae

Scientific Name: Berberis farinosa
Species Authority: Benoist

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ulloa Ulloa, C. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known only from the type collection, recorded in the San Juan paramos. Until its uncertain taxonomic situation is clarified, the species is assessed as Data Deficient. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Berberis farinosa is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only by the type, collected in Pichincha province.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High altitude paramos (3,000–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Taxonomic research is required on this species before a conservation assessment can be carried out.

Citation: Ulloa Ulloa, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Berberis farinosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43182A10777891. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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