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Dendrophorbium dielsii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Dendrophorbium dielsii
Species Authority: C.Jeffrey

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 subshrub endemic to Ecuador, known only from a single collection made more than 60 years ago by Diels. The only available data is that the species was collected in Chimborazo. The type was later destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War. 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 only from a single collection. The only available data is that the species was collected in Chimborazo.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A subshrub of high Andean forest to high altitude shrubland (3,000–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Dendrophorbium dielsii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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