Centropogon sodiroanus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Campanulales Campanulaceae

Scientific Name: Centropogon sodiroanus
Species Authority: Zahlbr.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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Assessor(s): Moreno, P. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A subshrub or shrub endemic to Ecuador where it is known from 12 subpopulations, recorded mainly in Pichincha province. Three isolated subpopulations occur in Carchi, El Oro and Morona-Santiago. One subpopulation in Mindo is locally abundant in disturbed areas and forest. The current status of the other subpopulations is unknown. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but grows in the Bosque Protector Amigos de Mindo. The only type was destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War but there are still some pictures in some European museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Centropogon sodiroanus is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from 12 subpopulations in Carchi, Morona-Santiago, El Oro and Pichincha provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low and high Andean forest (1,000–3,000 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 sodiroanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43526A10809692. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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