Siphocampylus ecuadoriensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Campanulaceae

Scientific Name: Siphocampylus ecuadoriensis E.Wimm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 shrub or vine endemic to Ecuador where it is known from nine subpopulations in the northeastern Andes. Most of the specimens have been collected on roadsides. One subpopulation in the surroundings of the Papallacta-Cuyuja road faces a high risk of extinction, due to the ongoing conversion of native vegetation to pasture. Confirmed inside the Reserva Ecológica Antisana and the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, near Oyacachi. Although it grows inside a protected area, the Oyacachi subpopulation is threatened by deforestation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Siphocampylus ecuadoriensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from nine subpopulations in Carchi, Imbabura, Napo and Sucumbios provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Ongoing conversion of native vegetation to pasture and deforestation are threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Moreno, P. & Pitman, N. 2003. Siphocampylus ecuadoriensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43555A10811542. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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