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Pentacalia carmelana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Pentacalia carmelana
Species Authority: H.Rob. & 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 subpopulations on the eastern Andean slopes, 25 km from El Carmelo on the road to La Bonita and Oyacachi, within the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. Additional subpopulations may occur in the Reserva Ecológica Antisana. The principal threat is deforestation due to disorganized colonization and mining, which have accelerated with recent road openings, especially in La Bonita. Probably occurs in Colombia. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from two subpopulations on the eastern Andean slopes, 25 km from El Carmelo on the road to La Bonita and Oyacachi, within the provinces of Napo and Sucumbios.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A vine of high Andean forest, at an elevational range of 2,500–3,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is deforestation due to disorganized colonization and mining, which have accelerated with recent road openings, especially in La Bonita.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. Additional subpopulations may occur in the Reserva Ecológica Antisana.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pentacalia carmelana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 October 2014.
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