Centropogon quebradanus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Campanulales Campanulaceae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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)
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador where it is known from two subpopulations on the southeastern slopes of the Andes. One subpopulation was recorded in 1876 in Quebrada Honda, near Valladolid. The species has not been recorded again from the area and it may be locally extinct. The second subpopulation was recorded in 1985 on the Limón-Cuenca road, 3 km above Plan de Milagro, approximately 200 km from the first collection. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. In 1997 this species was listed as Endangered. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Centropogon quebradanus is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations, one of which may no longer exist, in Morona-Santiago and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low and high Andean forest (1,500–2,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Moreno, P. & Pitman, N. 2003. Centropogon quebradanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43521A10809071. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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