Erythrina schimpffii


Taxonomy [top]

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Scientific Name: Erythrina schimpffii
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): Neill, D. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to Ecuador, where at least 17 populations have been recorded in the eastern and western Andes. The western populations are probably more threatened because they suffer more deforestation than the eastern slopes. Protected inside the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras, and probablyalso in the Parque Nacional Llanganates, the Parque Nacional Sangay, and the Reserva Ecológica Antisana. The only type specimen was apparently destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War. Common name "porotillo". Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Neill, D. & Pitman, N. 2004. Erythrina schimpffii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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