Centropogon dissectus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Centropogon dissectus
Species Authority: E.Wimm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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)
An epiphytic herb or subshrub endemic to Ecuador where it is known from seven subpopulations on the outer slopes of the Andes. Occurs in the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras, the Parque Nacional Llanganates and the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. The subpopulation along the Tulcán-Maldonado road is threatened by the annual clearing of roadside vegetation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Centropogon dissectus is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from seven subpopulations in Carchi, Imbabura, Napo, Pichincha, Tungurahua and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
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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 population along the Tulcán-Maldonado road is threatened by the annual clearing of roadside vegetation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Moreno, P. & Pitman, N. 2003. Centropogon dissectus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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