Berberis pindilicensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Ranunculales Berberidaceae

Scientific Name: Berberis pindilicensis
Species Authority: Hieron.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 the Ecuadorian Andes. Known from two old collections in Pindilic and two recent collections, one at km 25 of the Loja-San Lucas road and another near Las Cochas. 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 pindilicensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from four subpopulations in Azuay, Chimborazo, Loja and Tungurahhua provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest (1,000–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Ulloa Ulloa, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Berberis pindilicensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43192A10779532. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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