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Diplostephium espinosae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Diplostephium espinosae
Species Authority: Cuatrec.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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 seven subpopulations in the southern Andes and one in Pichincha. Three of the southern subpopulations have been recorded inside the Parque Nacional Cajas and the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The northern subpopulation was recorded in the eastern section of the Pedregal and Yanurcu haciendas in Chaparro de Sedritana. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from seven subpopulations in the southern Andes and one in Pichincha province. The northern subpopulation was recorded in the eastern section of the Pedregal and Yanurcu haciendas in Chaparro de Sedritana.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub of high Andean forest and arid shrubland, found at an elevational range of 2,500–4,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within the Parque Nacional Cajas and the Parque Nacional Podocarpus.
Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Diplostephium espinosae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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