Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Compositae

Scientific Name: Gnaphalium sepositum
Species Authority: Benoist

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: 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, where it is known from a single 1930 record from Pichincha. The label description says only "Pichincha dans un ravin prés d'un torrent". May be considered severely threatened due to the lack of collections in the last 70 years, in a region that is well collected and heavily deforested. 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 record from Pichincha. The label description says only "Pichincha dans un ravin prés d'un torrent".
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of high Andean forest (2,500–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Gnaphalium sepositum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43419A10802907. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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