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Pentacalia carchiensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Pentacalia carchiensis
Species Authority: (Cuatrec.) Cuatrec.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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 vine endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from two collections made in the northwestern Andes. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may be found in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. The principal threat is deforestation, which has increased in the past years due to road construction. 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 in the northwestern Andes, within the Carchi province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A vine of Andean and coastal foothill forest, found at an elevational range of 3,000–3,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is deforestation, which has increased in the past years due to road construction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may be found in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pentacalia carchiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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