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Buddleja jamesonii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES BUDDLEJACEAE

Scientific Name: Buddleja jamesonii
Species Authority: Benth.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(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 the southern Ecuadorian Andes where it is known from seven subpopulations. The type collection is from Cañar and the rest from Azuay, mainly near the Cuenca-Loja road. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. Listed as Rare in 1997; now considered Vulnerable due to its limited distribution. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.
History:
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Buddleja jamesonii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from seven subpopulations in Azuay and Cañar provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High altitude, dry paramos (2,500–4,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2003. Buddleja jamesonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 October 2014.
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