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Cucurbita ecuadorensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CUCURBITALES CUCURBITACEAE

Scientific Name: Cucurbita ecuadorensis
Species Authority: H.C.Cutler & Whitaker

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A creeping vine endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from five populations in dry coastal forest. The principal threat is habitat fragmentation. Protected in the Jauneche private reserve and the Parque Nacional Machalilla, where it is abundant and often found climbing on other vegetation like a weed (X. Cornejo, pers. comm.).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 0 to 500 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Cucurbita ecuadorensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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