Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Compositae

Scientific Name: Gnaphalium sodiroi
Species Authority: Hieron.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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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 four collections near Quito. First collected more than 100 years ago by Padre L. Sodiro in an unknown locale; the label description only says "Crescit in altiplanitie prope Quito". The second collection is from 1904 in an unknown locale. The later collections were recorded more than 50 years ago by J. Tinajero near Quito. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. If the historical collections really occurred in Quito or the Quito valley, the species is almost certainly Critically Endangered. The only type was apparently destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from four collections near Quito, Pichincha province.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Decreasing
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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): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Gnaphalium sodiroi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43420A10803027. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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