Lycoseris eggersii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lycoseris eggersii
Species Authority: Hieron.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Assessor/s: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer/s: Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A subshrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from four collections in the coastal lowlands and one in Loja province. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network and seriously threatened by large-scale coastal deforestation. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from four collections in the coastal lowlands, within the provinces of Bolívar, Esmeraldas, Guayas and Manabí. One collection has also been recored within the Loja province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A subshrub of Coastal lowland forest, found at an elevational range of 0–1,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Large-scale coastal deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.
Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Lycoseris eggersii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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