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Buddleja ibarrensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES BUDDLEJACEAE

Scientific Name: Buddleja ibarrensis
Species Authority: Norman

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A shrub endemic to Ecuador where it is known from two locales in the northern Andes of Imbabura province. The type collection was recorded in Aluburo near Ibarra and a subsequent collection was made by M. Acosta-Solís, in El Olivo, Ibarra. A search of these locales is necessary to evaluate the species' conservation status. Threatened by deforestation, according to recent collections, and with a very limited distribution. Listed as Indeterminate in 1997. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.
History:
1997 Indeterminate (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Buddleja ibarrensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in Imbabura province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest (2,200 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threatened by deforestation and with a very limited distribution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.

Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2003. Buddleja ibarrensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.
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