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Hypochaeris stuebelii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Hypochaeris stuebelii
Species Authority: Hieron.

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. First collected in 1871, in an unknown locale on the slopes of Antisana volcano, probably inside of what is now the Reserva Ecológica Antisana. No data are available for later collections in Cotopaxi province. The only type was apparently destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War, but a picture survives in the Field Museum, USA. 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: First collected in an unknown locale on the slopes of Antisana volcano. No data are available for later collections in Cotopaxi province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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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. Hypochaeris stuebelii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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