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Berberis saxorum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA RANUNCULALES BERBERIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Berberis saxorum
Species Authority: Ahrendt

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
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)
Justification:
A shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from the type, collected on Volcán Pichincha by W. Jameson in the nineteenth century. Evaluating the species' distribution and conservation status is difficult until its taxonomy is clarified. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Berberis saxorum is known only from the type specimen collected from Pichancha province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Habitat is uncertain, but may have been collected from high Andean forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

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 saxorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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