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Alchornea leptogyna

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Alchornea leptogyna
Species Authority: Diels

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from multiple collections made on the southern slopes of the Volcán Sumaco, along the Hollin-Loreto road, during 1988–1989. Also collected in 1988 in the poorly explored Parque Nacional Llangantes, and in 1989 in Mera. Another population was registered on the border of Tungurahua and Pastaza provinces in 1933 by L. Diels near the junction of the Pastaza and Negro rivers. Reportedly also collected in Carchi province, but details are not known. There are isolated reports from the wet coastal forest, in the Río Palenque private reserve and in the San Sebastián area of the Parque Nacional Machalilla; these need to be confirmed. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 1,000–2,500 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Santiana, J., Cerón, C. & Pitman, N. 2004. Alchornea leptogyna. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.
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