Tovomita aequatoriensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Theales Guttiferae

Scientific Name: Tovomita aequatoriensis
Species Authority: Benoist

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Nicolalde, F. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single 1930 collection in Santo Domingo, Pichincha province. The current status of the species is unknown, but must be considered critical since the natural forests in this region have been replaced almost in their entirety by crops. 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 0–500 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Nicolalde, F. & Pitman, N. 2004. Tovomita aequatoriensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45117A10981549. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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