Gynoxys acostae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gynoxys acostae
Species Authority: Cuatrec.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 shrub or treelet endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from 15 subpopulations in the northern Andes. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but several subpopulations may be found in Cayambe-Coca, Llanganates and El Angel protected areas. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from 15 subpopulations in the northern Andes, within the provinces of Carchi, Napo, Pichincha and Tungurahua.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub or treelet of high Andean forest to high altitude shrubland, found at an elevational range of 3,000–4,000 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. Gynoxys acostae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 03 March 2015.
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