Hydrocotyle yanghuangensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hydrocotyle yanghuangensis
Species Authority: (Hieron.) Mathias

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(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. No information is available about the locales where the eight known collections were made, but qualifies for the Vulnerable category because of a small geographic range. Recorded in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus and Parque Nacional Sangay. Habitat destruction is the main threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from eight subpopulations, located within the Azuay, Loja, Morona-Santiago and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces. No precise locale information for the subpopulations is available.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of high Andean forest up to wet paramo, found at and elevational range of 2,000–3,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Recorded in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus and Parque Nacional Sangay.

Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2003. Hydrocotyle yanghuangensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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