Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Compositae

Scientific Name: Erigeron adscendens
Species Authority: Turcz.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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)
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador. Known from one collection on the slopes of Antisana in the nineteenth century. The label description mentions "In andibus Quitensibus-Specimina Erig. pinnati in alpe Antisana". The original subpopulation may now be inside the Reserva Ecológica Antisana. 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 one collection on the slopes of Antisana, Napo province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of high altitude grassland, at an elevational range of 4,000–4,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Erigeron adscendens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43408A10801466. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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