|Scientific Name:||Carex toreadora Steyerm.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)|
A sedge endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single collection recorded by J. Steyermark in 1943. The exact locale is a swampy area near the Lake Toreadora, between Molleturo and Quinoas. An expedition to Toreadora is a priority, in order to confirm the population status of this species not seen for more than 60 years. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.
|Range Description:||Altitude of 3,785–3,900 m.|
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|Citation:||Pitman, N. 2004. Carex toreadora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45151A10983610.Downloaded on 17 February 2018.|
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