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Gentianella saxifragoides

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA GENTIANALES GENTIANACEAE

Scientific Name: Gentianella saxifragoides
Species Authority: (Kunth) Fabris

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4c; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador's central and southern Andes. The collections mention both paramos with dry soils and paramos with swampy soils. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but could be present in paramos of the Sangay and Cajas protected areas. Potential threats are fires and over-grazing.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 2,500–4,000 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2004. Gentianella saxifragoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 August 2014.
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