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Lysipomia lehmannii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CAMPANULALES CAMPANULACEAE

Scientific Name: Lysipomia lehmannii
Species Authority: Hieron. ex Zahlbr.

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 terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador where it is known from two subpopulations in the southern paramos. One subpopulation was recorded on the Yangana-Cerro Toledo road, inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Another record has an undefined locale, the label stating simply that it was "found near Loja in the cordillera oriental". Although the species is confirmed inside a protected area this is no guarantee for its protection because traces of fire have been observed near the population. The species is a pioneer and apparently is resistant to fires, but continuous fires will threaten its survival.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Lysipomia lehmannii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in Loja province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest to humid paramos (3,000–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is a pioneer and apparently is resistant to fires, but continuous fires will threaten its survival.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within the Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

Citation: Moreno, P. & Pitman, N. 2003. Lysipomia lehmannii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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