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Matisia alata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MALVALES BOMBACACEAE

Scientific Name: Matisia alata
Species Authority: Little

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A tree endemic to coastal Ecuador, where it is known from seven subpopulations stretching from the Reserva Etnica Awá in the north to Cerro Montecristi in the south. Probably additional subpopulations occur in the Colombian Chocó. The tree is confirmed to occur in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas, and is also protected by the Bosque Protector Sancan and the Bosque Protector La Perla. The principal threat is the widescale destruction of coastal forests. One historical record for Napo province may be a mistaken identification (Alverson en Jørgensen y León-Yánez 1999). Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Matisia alata is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from seven subpopulations in Esmeraldas, Manabi and Pichincha provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Humid coastal forest (0–1,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threat is the widescale destruction of coastal forests.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas in Ecuador.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2003. Matisia alata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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