Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Gentianales Gentianaceae

Scientific Name: Gentianella profusa
Species Authority: J.S.Pringle

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 Ecuador's southern Andes, and one of the largest plants in the family. Known from a single 1994 collection at km 41 of the Amaluza-Jimbura-Zumba road, in the Cordillera de las Lagunillas, near the border with Peru. May occur inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus and in Peru. The principal threat are fires and deforestation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 3,270 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2004. Gentianella profusa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45275A10985365. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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