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Centropogon chiltasonensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CAMPANULALES CAMPANULACEAE

Scientific Name: Centropogon chiltasonensis
Species Authority: Jeppesen

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 has been recorded only along the Tulcán-Maldonado road on the western slopes of Volcán Chiles. Its distribution may extend to the Río Mira valley and Colombia. Grows at low densities in pioneer shrubby vegetation. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threat is the annual clearing of vegetation along the Tulcán-Maldonado road.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Centropogon chiltasonensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in Carchi province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest (2,500–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is the annual clearing of vegetation along the Tulcán-Maldonado road.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Moreno, P. & Pitman, N. 2003. Centropogon chiltasonensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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