Clitoria brachystegia


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Clitoria brachystegia
Species Authority: Benth.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c 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)
A shrub or tree endemic to Ecuador's dry coastal forest, where it is known from seven localities. The species is protected inside the Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco, near Guayaquil, and the Bosque Petrificado de Puyango, in Loja province. Additional populations probably occur in Peru. Infrequent around Guayaquil, but occurs in clumps near creeks in the Bosque Petrificado de Puyango (C. Bonifaz, pers. comm.). Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 0 to 350 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Neill, D. & Pitman, N. 2004. Clitoria brachystegia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 May 2015.
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