Monticalia teretifolia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Asteraceae

Scientific Name: Monticalia teretifolia (Kunth) B.Nord.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A subshrub or shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from ten Andean subpopulations. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but several collection have been reported near the Reserva de Producción Faunística Chimborazo. Additional subpopulations may occur in the Parque Nacional Cajas or the Parque Nacional Llanganates. No data has been seen for the Imbabura, Loja, Cotopaxi and Napo collections. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known from ten Andean subpopulations within the provinces of Bolívar, Cañar, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Imbabura, Loja, Napo, Pichincha and Tungurahua. No data has been seen for the Imbabura, Loja, Cotopaxi and Napo collections.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A subshrub or shrub of low Andean forest up to paramo (1,500–4,500 m).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Monticalia teretifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43784A10823070. . Downloaded on 24 April 2018.
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