Cotopaxia asplundii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Apiales Apiaceae

Scientific Name: Cotopaxia asplundii Mathias & Constance

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador. Cotopaxia asplundii is the only species of the endemic genus Cotopaxia, confined to the central and northern Ecuadorian Andes. Known from six subpopulations, one recorded in the Parque Nacional Cotopaxi and another in the Reserva Ecológica Antisana. In 1997 the species was listed as Indeterminate. Habitat destruction is the main threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Cotopaxia asplundii is known from six subpopulations confined to the central and northern Ecuadorian Andes, within the provinces of Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Imbabura and Pichincha.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A terrestrial herb of dry paramo.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Recorded in the Parque Nacional Cotopaxi and another in the Reserva Ecológica Antisana.

Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2003. Cotopaxia asplundii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43874A10834319. . Downloaded on 26 April 2018.
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