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Floscaldasia azorelloides

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Floscaldasia azorelloides
Species Authority: Sklenár & H.Robinson

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 herb endemic to Ecuador, where it forms "pincushions" in the superparamo above 4,200 m on sandy wet soils or rocks. Typical species in this habitat are Azorella, Werneria humilis, Valeriana sp. and Agrostis sp. Collected in Cerro Yuibug-Pailacajas, between Chimborazo and Morona-Santiago provinces; in Cerro El Altar, in Pico de Canoningo; and east of Cerro Sara-Urcu, between Pichincha and Napo. All of the collections were recorded between 1995 and 1997. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from three subpopulations. Collected in Cerro Yuibug-Pailacajas, between Chimborazo and Morona-Santiago provinces; in Cerro El Altar, in Pico de Canoningo; and east of Cerro Sara-Urcu, between Pichincha and Napo.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A herb, forming "pincushions" in the superparamo above 4200 m on sandy wet soils or rocks. Typical species in this habitat are Azorella, Werneria humilis, Valeriana sp. and Agrostis sp.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in protecetd areas.
Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Floscaldasia azorelloides. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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