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Hypochaeris sonchoides

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Hypochaeris sonchoides
Species Authority: Kunth

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 and characteristic of the Ecuadorian Andes. Known from at least 60 subpopulations stretching from Maldonado, in Carchi province in the north, to Amaluza in Loja to the south. Most of the subpopulations have been reported in the central and northern Andes. Several subpopulations have been reported inside the Cayambe-Coca, Cotacachi-Cayapas, El Angel, Antisana and Cotopaxi protected areas, or in areas close to the Parque Nacional Sangay and the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. May occur in Colombia. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from at least 60 subpopulations stretching from Maldonado, in Carchi province in the north, to Amaluza in Loja to the south. Most of the subpopulations have been reported in the central and northern Andes.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of high Andean forest to high altitude páramo (2,500–4,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Several subpopulations have been reported inside the Cayambe-Coca, Cotacachi-Cayapas, El Angel, Antisana and Cotopaxi protected areas, or in areas close to the Parque Nacional Sangay and the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Hypochaeris sonchoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 October 2014.
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