Vernonia nonoensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Compositae

Scientific Name: Vernonia nonoensis
Species Authority: Benoist

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) 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 shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single 1930 collection recorded near Nono. Although this area has been well explored by botanists, the species has not been reported again in 70 years. The destruction of natural vegetation in the area may be the biggest threat to the species. May occur in the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from a single collection recorded near Nono, Pichincha province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The destruction of natural vegetation in the area may be the biggest threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Vernonia nonoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43862A10827390. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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