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Browneopsis macrofoliolata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Browneopsis macrofoliolata
Species Authority: Klitgaard

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Neill, D. & 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 a single population recorded on Cerro El Centinela, to the west of the Río Palenque private reserve. The area has been almost totally deforested and probably the species is locally extinct. The last collection from El Centinela was by W. Palacios in 1991. Several other endemic species like Bauhinia flagelliflora and some Gesneriaceae are (or were) exclusively known from El Centinela. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 600 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial
Citation: Neill, D. & Pitman, N. 2004. Browneopsis macrofoliolata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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