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Hieracium hieronymi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Hieracium hieronymi
Species Authority: Zahn

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
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)
Justification:
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it has been reported twice in the Andean region. One collection was made in 1871; the label description mentions "Crescit prope Panecillo haud procul a praedio Hacienda Pesillo inter urben Quito et La Esperanza". Another collection, from Carchi province, was reported by L. Mille more than 50 years ago. The lack of new collections might be due to taxonomic problems, as the type was deposited in the Berlin herbarium before the Second World War and may have been lost. 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: Reported twice in the Andean region, within the provinces of Carchi and Pichincha.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of Andean forest (1,500–3,500 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. Hieracium hieronymi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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