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Burmeistera formosa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CAMPANULALES CAMPANULACEAE

Scientific Name: Burmeistera formosa
Species Authority: (E.Wimm.) Jeppesen

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Moreno, P. & 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 only from the type, which only includes data on country and collector. Collected by L. Mille between 1859 and 1878 and not seen again in 120 years. The lack of information makes it impossible to assess the species' threat status. 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: Burmeistera formosa is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from the type, collected from an unknown locality between 1859 and 1878. May already be extinct.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Unknown.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Apart from habitat destruction in Ecuador, the threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Moreno, P. & Pitman, N. 2003. Burmeistera formosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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