Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Ranunculales Berberidaceae

Scientific Name: Berberis minzaensis
Species Authority: L.A.Camargo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 from at least four subpopulations in the northern Andes. The collection from San Marcos lake is inside the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. Other collections are from Papallacta, the Río Anuela, Quijos, and the Minza paramo. 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: Berberis minzaensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from at least four subpopulations in Imbabura, Napo, Pichincha, Sucumbios and Tungurahua provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High altitude paramos (3,500–4,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Ulloa Ulloa, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Berberis minzaensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43188A10778749. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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