Swartzia littlei


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Swartzia littlei
Species Authority: R.S.Cowan

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 tree endemic to Ecuador's coastal forests, where six populations are known from the wet coastal mountain range in northwest Manabí and southwest Esmeraldas, between Jama and Muisne. Not confirmed in Ecuador's protected areas network, but probably occurs in the western portion of the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul. The type was collected near Borbón by E. Little in 1943, but there are no recent records from that area. The Manabí population at El Rosario has been destoryed. Considered Vulnerable by the IUCN in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998) -- an inappropriate category for a species that has seen most of its habitat destroyed over the last 50 years. Common name "culo de negra".

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 0 to 300 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Neill, D. & Pitman, N. 2004. Swartzia littlei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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