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Podandrogyne trichopus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CAPPARALES CAPPARACEAE

Scientific Name: Podandrogyne trichopus
Species Authority: (Benth.) H.H.Iltis & Cochrane

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A4c; C1 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Cornejo, X., Espinoza, C. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A terrestrial herb or shrub endemic to coastal Ecuador. The three available collections are from wet microhabitats inside dry deciduous forest patches. Currently at least two subpopulations exist, both represented by few individuals in secondary habitats. One is on Cerro Cabeza de Vaca, in the south of the Parque Nacional Machalilla. The second grows inside Dos Mangas community, along the streams which descend from the Cordillera Chongón Colonche. A third subpopulation once occurred at La Entrada, near the Santa Elena-Puerto Cayo road; this habitat has since been deforested and replaced with crops. The principal threats are forest conversion to croplands, road construction and potentially fire. The global population may be fewer than 100 individuals.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Podandrogyne trichopus is endemic to Ecuador. It is knwn from three subpopulations in Guayas, Loja and Manabí provinces. The global population may be fewer than 100 individuals.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dry and humid coastal forest (0–1,000 m and 2,500–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are forest conversion to croplands, road construction and potentially fire.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Cornejo, X., Espinoza, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Podandrogyne trichopus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 July 2014.
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