Calliandra glyphoxylon


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Calliandra glyphoxylon
Species Authority: Spruce ex Benth.

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)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from two inter-Andean valleys in central Ecuador. First collected by R. Spruce in the Río Chimbo valley, close to Pallatanga, in 1858, and collected by L. Sodiro in the same locality in 1893. Later recorded in 1945 in the Río Chanchán valley, close to Huigra. Nothing is known about the current status of the populations. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. 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. Calliandra glyphoxylon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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