Dendrophorbium pericaule 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Compositae

Scientific Name: Dendrophorbium pericaule
Species Authority: (Greenm.) B.Nord.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador, known from four subpopulations in the southern Andes. The first subpopulation was reported in 1864 but the locale is unknown, as the label reads "mountain, Prov. Cuenca". Collected subsequently in 1935 in Gañadel, in 1943 between Molleturo and Toreador, and in 1993 in Cerro Villonaco. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may grow in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. 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 four subpopulations in the southern Andes. The locale is not known for the first subpopulation, as the label reads "mountain, Prov. Cuenca". Collected subsequently in Gañadel, between Molleturo and Toreador, and in Cerro Villonaco.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub of high Andean forest (2,000–3,500 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 pericaule. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43387A10795552. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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