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Lysipomia tubulosa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CAMPANULALES CAMPANULACEAE

Scientific Name: Lysipomia tubulosa
Species Authority: McVaugh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(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 Andean collections. One was recorded more than 60 years ago, in the Cordillera de los Llanganates, near Torres, inside the Parque Nacional Llanganates. Another collection was made between 1841 and 1856 on the peak of Cerro Phillzum in Cañar. No recent reports are known for the species and no specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. May occur in the Parque Nacional Sangay. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Lysipomia tubulosa is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in Cañar and Tungurahua provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest to paramo (3,500–4,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Moreno, P. & Pitman, N. 2003. Lysipomia tubulosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 September 2014.
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