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Mikania pulverulenta

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Mikania pulverulenta
Species Authority: Sodiro ex B.L.Rob.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: 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 two collections made in 1918–19. One was made near Tambillo, south of Quito, and the other in the Lloa valley on the Pichincha volcano. Last recorded 84 years ago. The principal threats are the conversion of native vegetation to croplands and the close proximity to Quito. There are two varieties of the species, typica and lasiophlebia. 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 two collections made near Tambillo, south of Quito, and the other in the Lloa valley on the Pichincha volcano, Pichincha province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A liana of high Andean forest (2,800 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are the conversion of native vegetation to croplands and the close proximity to Quito.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Mikania pulverulenta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 November 2014.
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