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Cecropia pastasana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA URTICALES CECROPIACEAE

Scientific Name: Cecropia pastasana
Species Authority: Diels

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Romero-Saltos, H. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A pioneer tree endemic to Ecuador. The five known subpopulations are widely distributed on the eastern slopes of the Andes, from the Hollín-Loreto road to forests near Zamora, including the Baños-Puyo road, Mera, Limón and Gualaquiza. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network but could occur in all protected areas with Andean and Amazonian foothill forests (Antisana, Sumaco-Napo-Galeras, Llanganates, Sangay, Cayambe-Coca, Podocarpus). The principal threat is habitat destruction due to deforestation and subsequent conversion to pasture. The type specimen of this species was destroyed in Berlin during the Second World War.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Cecropia pastasana is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from five subpopulations in Napo, Morona-Santiago, Tungurahua and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low Andean forest and foothill Amazonian forest (900–1,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is habitat destruction due to deforestation and subsequent conversion to pasture.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Romero-Saltos, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Cecropia pastasana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 October 2014.
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