Banara regia 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Violales Flacourtiaceae

Scientific Name: Banara regia
Species Authority: Sandwith

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
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 it is known from seven records in the western foothills of the Andes. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but recorded in the Río Guajalito private reserve and the Bosque Protector Mindo-Nambillo. The principal threat is the large-scale deforestation of coastal forests over the last 50 years. The Guayaquil population was last recorded in 1804 by Ruiz and Pavón, but other collections were made elsewhere on the coast in the 1980s and 1990s. Common name: "lengua de vaca". Classified as "Rare" in the Red List of the IUCN in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 500–2,000 m.
Countries occurrence:
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Neill, D. & Pitman, N. 2004. Banara regia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45256A10988817. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided