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Egletes humifusa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Egletes humifusa
Species Authority: Less.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2c; B1ab(iii) 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 terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single collection recorded 167 years ago in an unknown locale on the central coast. The label description only mentions "Prope Guayaquil lecta". Currently, the central coast has the highest deforestation rates and the fewest natural vegetation remnants in Ecuador, making the species Critically Endangered or potentially extinct. 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 a single collection recorded 167 years ago in an unknown locale on the central coast, Guayas province.
Countries:
Possibly extinct:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of dry coastal forest (0–500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation and habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Egletes humifusa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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