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Mikania jamesonii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Mikania jamesonii
Species Authority: B.L.Rob.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 liana endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single collection, made at least 127 years ago on the western slopes of Pichincha volcano. Native forests in the area have been greatly reduced by the advance of agriculture, but additional subpopulations may be found in vegetation remnants. The species is also threatened by eruptions of the active volcano. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from a single collection, on the western slopes of Pichincha volcano, Pichincha province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A liana of high Andean forest (2,000–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Native forests in the area have been greatly reduced by the advance of agriculture. The species is also threatened by eruptions of the active volcano.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Mikania jamesonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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