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Acalypha tunguraguae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Acalypha tunguraguae
Species Authority: Pax & Hoffm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Santiana, J., Cerón, C. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A shrub endemic to high-elevation Andean forest in Ecuador, where it is known from three populations. One occurs in the Río Pastaza valley in Tungurahua province, another on the Rundupamba-Nanegalito road in Pichincha province, and the third on the Las Calderas-Monte Olivo road in Carchí. The principal threats are fires set by humans and grazing.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 2,000–2,500 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Santiana, J., Cerón, C. & Pitman, N. 2004. Acalypha tunguraguae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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