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Monticalia microdon

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Monticalia microdon
Species Authority: (Wedd.) B.Nord.

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 several collections of a large subpopulation on the slopes of Cotopaxi. A few additional collections are from a subpopulation reported in Ilinizas. Currently these two subpopulations are inside the Parque Nacional Cotopaxi and the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from several collections of a large subpopulation on the slopes of Cotopaxi. A few additional collections are from a subpopulation reported in Ilinizas, Pichincha province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub of dry paramo, found at and elevational range of 3,500–4,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The two subpopulations are known to occur within the Parque Nacional Cotopaxi and the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Monticalia microdon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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