Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Gentianales Gentianaceae

Scientific Name: Gentianella flaviflora
Species Authority: (Gilg) Fabris

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial herb endemic to the Ecuadorean Andes, where it is known from five collections, several from the nineteenth century and in unknown locales. Specific records are from the peak of Cerro Naupán and Las Cruces, but it is not clear whether this latter locality refers to sites in Cañar or Azuay provinces. Pringle (1995) mentions that due to their great morphological variation, all G. albiflora specimens may be hybrids, but recommends that they be considered a distinct species. May occur inside the Parque Nacional Sangay. 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 3,000 to >4,500 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2004. Gentianella flaviflora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45262A10984905. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.
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