Arenaria radians 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Caryophyllaceae

Scientific Name: Arenaria radians
Species Authority: Benth.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador where it is known from a single collection by K. Hartweg in 1841–1842 on Volcán Chimborazo or Los Ilinizas. An intensive search of these areas is needed to assess the species' current conservation status. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Arenaria radians is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from one population in Chimborazo province.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Paramo, near the snowline.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2003. Arenaria radians. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43576A10812478. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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