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Parkia balslevii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Parkia balslevii
Species Authority: H.C.Hopkins

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 large canopy tree endemic to Ecuador. Frequent in Amazonian forests of northeastern Ecuador and also present in the western Andes, to 1500 m elevation. Protected in the Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno, the Parque Nacional Yasuní and the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras, and in the Jatun Sacha private reserve. The type was collected in a riparian forest in Cuyabeno; also grows in swamps and on hills. An intensive inventory of 200,000 trees in the Parque Nacional Yasuní recorded 23 individuals (N. Pitman et al., H. Romero-Saltos et al., R. Valencia et al., unpublished data). Additional populations may occur in the Peruvian and Colombian Amazon. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 200–1,500 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Neill, D. & Pitman, N. 2004. Parkia balslevii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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