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Dendrophorbium solisii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Dendrophorbium solisii
Species Authority: (Cuatrec.) B. Nord.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii); 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 three collections in the southern Andes. The first collection was recorded between Paja, Blanca and El Chuncho, southwest of La Huaca. Subsquently collected 5 miles south of Tulcán and in an unknown locale of Imbabura. 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 three collections in the southern Andes. The first collection was recorded between Paja, Blanca and El Chuncho, southwest of La Huaca. Subsquently collected 5 miles south of Tulcán and in an unknown locale of Imbabura.
Countries:
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): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Dendrophorbium solisii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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