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Verbesina pentantha

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Verbesina pentantha
Species Authority: S.F.Blake

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is distributed widely, from Otavalo in the north to Yangana in Loja, and with a broad altitudinal range, from tropical forests to upper Andean vegetation. Known from ten subpopulations, eight in the Andean region and two on the coast. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may be found in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus and the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. The coastal subpopulations have been reported in Santa Rosa and in the Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco near Guayaquil. The Andean subpopulations are mostly in Loja. Most of the collections were recorded in disturbed areas, which suggests some tolerance to disturbance.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Distributed widely, from Otavalo in the north to Yangana in Loja. Known from ten subpopulations, eight in the Andean region and two on the coast. The coastal subpopulations have been reported in Santa Rosa and in the Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco near Guayaquil. The Andean subpopulations are mostly in Loja.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub with a broad altitudinal range, from tropical forests to upper Andean vegetation (0–3,000 m). Most of the collections were recorded in disturbed areas, which suggests some tolerance to disturbance.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may be found in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus and the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Verbesina pentantha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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