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Dendrophorbium scytophyllum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Dendrophorbium scytophyllum
Species Authority: (Kunth) C. Jeffrey

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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 shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from at least eight subpopulations in the southern Andes. Most of the collections have been reported from the south of Loja, in Cerro Villonaco, south of Yangana and Cerro Uritusinga. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may grow inside 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 at least eight subpopulations in the southern Andes. Most of the collections have been reported from the south of Loja, in Cerro Villonaco, south of Yangana and Cerro Uritusinga.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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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 scytophyllum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 September 2014.
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