Liabum barclayae 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Compositae

Scientific Name: Liabum barclayae
Species Authority: 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 subshrub endemic to Ecuador, described as a "beautiful plant" by its discoverer. Known from two subpopulations in a small area between Alausí and Chunchi. Collected in disturbed areas, and along roads. Not know to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network and last seen 41 years ago. 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 two subpopulations in a small area between Alausí and Chunchi, within the Chimborazo province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A subshrub of high Andean forest (2,000–3,000 m). Collected in disturbed areas, and along roads.
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. Liabum barclayae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43464A10800822. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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