Joseanthus sparrei 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Compositae

Scientific Name: Joseanthus sparrei
Species Authority: (H.Rob.) H.Rob.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 one collection made in 1967 on the Nudo de Cajanuma, approximately 6 km south of Loja. Potentially inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The principal threat is deforestation. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from one collection made on the Nudo de Cajanuma, approximately 6 km south of Loja.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub or treelet of high Andean forest (2,000–2,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas, but may be inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Joseanthus sparrei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43454A10805365. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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