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Monticalia myrsinites

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Monticalia myrsinites
Species Authority: (Turcz.) C.Jeffrey

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 widely distributed in the Andean region, especially in the eastern cordillera. Known from 15 subpopulations, some of them protected inside the Parque Nacional Llanganates and the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca; other subpopulations have been recorded in areas near Parque Nacional Cajas. Additional subpopulations may occur along the Andes. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Widely distributed in the Andean region, especially in the eastern cordillera. Known from 15 subpopulations within the provinces of Azuay, Cañar, Carchi, Cotopaxi, Imbabura, Loja, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Pichincha and Tungurahua.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub of high Andean forest to arbustivo desert (2,500–4,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within the Parque Nacional Llanganates and the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Monticalia myrsinites. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 December 2014.
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