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Dendrophorbium tipocochensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Dendrophorbium tipocochensis
Species Authority: (Domke) B. Nord.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 or tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from 12 subpopulations in the Andes region. Reported inside the Reserva Ecológica El Angel and in areas close to the Cayambe-Coca, Cotacachi-Cayapas and Antisana protected areas. The only type was apparently destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A shrub or tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from 12 subpopulations in the Andes region.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub or tree of high Andean forest to high altitude shrubland (1,500–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Reported inside the Reserva Ecológica El Angel and in areas close to the Cayambe-Coca, Cotacachi-Cayapas and Antisana protected areas.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Dendrophorbium tipocochensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 December 2014.
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