Senecio iscoensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Compositae

Scientific Name: Senecio iscoensis
Species Authority: Hieron.

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 three collections in the central and northern Andes. One is from 21 km off the Cotacachi-Apuela road and another from Ingapirca. First recorded by L. Sodiro, probably at the Hacienda Isco, in the foothills of Volcán Antisana and probably inside the reserve of the same name. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from three collections in the central and northern Andes, within the Cañar, Cotopaxi, Imbabura and Pichincha provinces. One is from 21 km off the Cotacachi-Apuela road and another from Ingapirca.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A subshrub of dry Andean vegetation, within an elevation of 2,500–3,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. Senecio iscoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43843A10832885. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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