Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Scrophulariales Buddlejaceae

Scientific Name: Buddleja lojensis
Species Authority: Norman

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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)
A shrub endemic to the Ecuadorian province of Loja. Known from six subpopulations, including one inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The species has been collected in secondary vegetation and is classified as Vulnerable due to its small geographic range. Listed as Rare in 1997. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Buddleja lojensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from six subpopulations in Loja province.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dry Andean vegetation to high altitude, dry paramos (1,500–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2003. Buddleja lojensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43471A10806040. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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