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Pentacalia floribunda

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Pentacalia floribunda
Species Authority: Cuatrec.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4c 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 six subpopulations, five of them in western Pichincha province, and one from Zamora-Chinchipe. The northern subpopulations were reported in the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa, on the Calacalí-Yunguilla road, in the surroundings of Cerro Corazón and inside the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua. No detailed information has been seen for the southern subpopulation. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from six subpopulations, five of them in western Pichincha province, and one from Zamora-Chinchipe.
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 2,500–3,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pentacalia floribunda. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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