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Diplostephium oblanceolatum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Diplostephium oblanceolatum
Species Authority: S.F.Blake

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 endemic to Andean Ecuador. Seven of the ten known subpopulations are from the southern Andes, including the Parque Nacional Cajas and Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found within the provinces of Azuay, Loja, Napo, El Oro, Pichincha and Zamora-Chinchipe. Seven of the ten known subpopulations are from the southern Andes.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub of high Andean forest and high altitude vegetation, occurring within an elevational range of 2,500–4,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within the Parque Nacional Cajas and Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Diplostephium oblanceolatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 August 2014.
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