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Lupinus nubigenus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Lupinus nubigenus
Species Authority: Kunth

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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 terrestrial herb endemic to high-elevation Andean Ecuador. In contrast to Ecuador's other endemic Lupinus species, this taxon is morphologically distinctive and relatively easy to identify. Grows on the Pichincha, Antisana and Chimborazo volcanos, close to the glaciers on Antisana and Chimborazo. Recorded in the Guagua Pichincha volcano, near the crater, but possibly affected by recent eruptions.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 4,000 to >4,500 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Neill, D. & Pitman, N. 2004. Lupinus nubigenus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2014.
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