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Pentacalia hurtadoi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Pentacalia hurtadoi
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 collections on the slopes of Volcán Sumaco, 3 km to the east and 5 km to the west of the Caserío de Huamaní, north of the Hollín-Loreto road. Currently the slopes of Volcán Sumaco and surrounding areas are protected inside the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras. The principal threat is deforestation due to the construction of the Hollín-Loreto road. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from two collections on the slopes of Volcán Sumaco, 3 km to the east and 5 km to the west of the Caserío de Huamaní, north of the Hollín-Loreto road, Napo province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A vine of low Andean forest (1,000–1,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is deforestation due to the construction of the Hollín-Loreto road.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The slopes of Volcán Sumaco and surrounding areas are protected inside the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras.

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