Carex toreadora 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Cyperales Cyperaceae

Scientific Name: Carex toreadora
Species Authority: Steyerm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Pitman, N.
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 3,785–3,900 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Pitman, N. 2004. Carex toreadora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45151A10983610. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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