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Crossothamnus gentryi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Crossothamnus gentryi
Species Authority: R.M.King & H.Rob.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & 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 known from one collection in 1993, 15 km east of Gualaquiza, in the Cordillera del Cóndor, Morona-Santiago province. The collector described the species' habitat as an open area dominated by Bromeliaceae with few shrubs and trees. Potentially endemic to this geologically unique cordillera and considered Endangered until subpopulations are discovered elsewhere. The principal threats are colonization and deforestation. Potentially occurs in the Peruvian side of the cordillera. 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: Known from one collection, 15 km east of Gualaquiza, in the Cordillera del Cóndor, Morona-Santiago province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A tree of high Andean forest (2,090 m). The collector described the species' habitat as an open area dominated by Bromeliaceae with few shrubs and trees.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are colonization and deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Crossothamnus gentryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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