Pseudogynoxys chiribogensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Asteraceae

Scientific Name: Pseudogynoxys chiribogensis K.Afzel.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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)
A subshrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from two collections, one at Chiriboga on the western Andean slopes. Appears in the checklist of Peru (Brako and Zarucchi 1993) as a synonym of P. sonchoides; in the Ecuadorian checklist it is treated as a distinct taxon and possibly a hybrid (Nordenstam in Jørgensen and León-Yánez 1999). 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 two collections, within the Pichincha and Tungurahua provinces. One collection was made at Chiriboga on the western Andean slopes.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A subshrub of high Andean forest (1,500–2,000 m).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pseudogynoxys chiribogensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43838A10832603. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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