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Diplostephium ramiglabrum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Diplostephium ramiglabrum
Species Authority: Cuatrec.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 a single 1946 collection made in Horta-Naque. Not confirmed inside Ecuador's protected areas network, but potentially inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The principal threat is deforestation. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from a single 1946 collection made in Horta-Naque, Loja province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub of high Andean forest, found at an elevational range of 2,500–3,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.
Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Diplostephium ramiglabrum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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