Jatropha nudicaulis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Jatropha nudicaulis
Species Authority: Benth.

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): Santiana, J., Cerón, C. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador's southern Andes. Discovered in the early nineteenth century and rediscovered 150 years later, in 1982, on a dry, eroded ridge 5–7 km west of Santa Isabel, Azuay province. Although the collector mentions that the species was dominant in the area, there have been no new collections since. Additional populations may occur in the Parque Nacional Cajas. There is a dubious report from a forest in Manabí, which needs confirmation. 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 1,000–1,500 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Santiana, J., Cerón, C. & Pitman, N. 2004. Jatropha nudicaulis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45197A10982230. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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