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Pseudobombax guayasense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MALVALES BOMBACACEAE

Scientific Name: Pseudobombax guayasense
Species Authority: A.Robyns
Common Name/s:
Spanish Ceibo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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 Ecuador, where it is a conspicuous element in deciduous coastal forest, and sometimes left in grasslands for shade. Collected in the Cerro Blanco and Capeira private reserves, both located a few km from Guayaquil and in many places of the Cordillera Chongón-Colonche. Probably occurs inside the Reserva Ecológica Manglares-Churute. Ninety-eight percent of its habitat has been fragmented since 1958. There is a record in the Peruvian Amazon between 1,300–1,800 m elevation, but this probably represents an incorrect determination. Until the species' uncertain taxonomy is clarified a threat category cannot be assigned (W. Alverson, pers. com.). Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pseudobombax guayasense is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from Guayas province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dry coastal forest (0–500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the main threat to this taxon.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The taxonomy of this species needs to be clarified before a conservation assessment can be carried out.
Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pseudobombax guayasense. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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