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Pentacalia corazonensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Pentacalia corazonensis
Species Authority: (Hieron.) Cuatrec.

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 vine endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from three isolated subpopulations in the Andes. The northern subpopulations have been reported in Chiriboga and Pilaló locales. A third subpopulation has been recorded by three collections near the Centro de Información, inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Potentially may occur in the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from three isolated subpopulations in the Andes, within the provinces of Cotopaxi, Loja and Pichincha. The northern subpopulations have been reported in Chiriboga and Pilaló locales. A third subpopulation has been recorded by three collections near the Centro de Información, inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A vine of low Andean forest to arbustivo desert, at an elevational range of 2,500–4,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: One subpopulation has been collected inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pentacalia corazonensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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