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Pentacalia riotintis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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 herb or vine endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single collection made more than 50 years ago, between Campanas and Arenillas, southeast of El Pan. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threat is deforestation. 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 a single collection made between Campanas and Arenillas, southeast of El Pan, Morona-Santiago province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A herb or vine of high Andean forest (2,000–2,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pentacalia riotintis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.
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