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Mikania millei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Mikania millei
Species Authority: B.L.Rob.
Common Name(s):
Spanish Poroto Angu

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2c; 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 Sinangüe collection from 1917 "in silvis subandinis ad Tambillo" (near Quito). Native vegetation in the area has been greatly reduced for agriculture, and the species should be considered Endangered. 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: Known from a Sinangüe collection from 1917 "in silvis subandinis ad Tambillo" (near Quito), Pichincha province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A liana of paramo (3,200 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Reduction of native vegetation for agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Mikania millei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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