Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Ranunculales Berberidaceae

Scientific Name: Berberis schwerinii
Species Authority: C.K.Schneid.

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 from perhaps four collections, none recorded in the last 50 years. This name needs critical taxonomic evaluation before the species' conservation status can be determined.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Berberis schwerinii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from perhaps four collections from Azuay, Chimborazo and Pichincha provinces.
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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): Unknown

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Taxonomic research on this species is needed before its conservation status can be evaluated.

Citation: Ulloa Ulloa, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Berberis schwerinii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43195A10779878. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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