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Loricaria scolopendra 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Compositae

Scientific Name: Loricaria scolopendra
Species Authority: (Hook.) Kuntze

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from three collections: on the peak of the Cordillera de Píllaro, on the Sígsig-Gualaquiza-Cordillera de Matanga road and in an unknown locale of Azuay. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but the Cordillera de Píllaro population may be protected by the Parque Nacional Llanganates. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known from three collections: on the peak of the Cordillera de Píllaro, on the Sígsig-Gualaquiza-Cordillera de Matanga road and in an unknown locale of Azuay.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A shrub of high Andean forest to arbustivo desert, found within an elevational range of 3,000–3,500 m.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Loricaria scolopendra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43760A10821308. . Downloaded on 06 December 2016.
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