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Xenophyllum acerosum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Xenophyllum acerosum
Species Authority: (Cuatrec.) V.A.Funk

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 subshrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single 1945 collection in the eastern cordillera, between Oña and the Río Yacuambi, Azuay province. The collection locale is outside Ecuador’s protected areas network. 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 in the eastern cordillera, between Oña and the Río Yacuambi, Azuay province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A herb or subshrub of high Andean vegetation, collected at an elevational range of 3,000–3,500 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. Xenophyllum acerosum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.
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