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Gynoxys pulchella

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Gynoxys pulchella
Species Authority: (Kunth) Cass.

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 tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from three collections. The first was recorded more than 200 years ago by A. Humboldt and A. Bonpland near Quito, in "locis frigidis Andium Quitensium". A second subpopulation was reported in Bolívar province in 1987, northeast of Chillanes in a surprisingly low elevation (2,000 m). A third subpopulation, from an unknown locale, has been reported in Tungurahua province. 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 three collections. The first was recorded near Quito, in "locis frigidis Andium Quitensium". A second subpopulation was reported in Bolívar province, northeast of Chillanes in a surprisingly low elevation (2000 m). A third subpopulation, from an unknown locale, in Tungurahua province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A tree of páramo, found within an elevational range of 2,000–4,000 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 pulchella. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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