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Dasphyllum argenteum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Compositae

Scientific Name: Dasphyllum argenteum
Species Authority: Kunth

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from five subpopulations in the southern Andes and an isolated subpopulation in Pichincha province. Collected only once in the past 40 years and probably threatened by deforestation. 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 five subpopulations in the southern Andes and an isolated subpopulation in Pichincha province.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A shrub of high Andean forest (2,500–3,500 m).
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Probably threatened by deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Dasphyllum argenteum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43377A10793756. . Downloaded on 27 September 2016.
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