Clusia skotaster


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Clusia skotaster
Species Authority: Gilli

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Nicolalde, F. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub or tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known only from the type collection made in 1975. The exact location of the collection is unknown since the label only mentions "Pichincha"; it is not clear if this refers to Volcán Pichincha or to the province. The species was not found in a thorough search for Clusia in montane forest by X. Buitrón in 1985–1986. However, due to the recent description of the species and the continued existence of large unexplored areas in Pichincha, the Vulnerable category is suggested. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 300 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Nicolalde, F. & Pitman, N. 2004. Clusia skotaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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