Geranium antisanae 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Geraniales Geraniaceae

Scientific Name: Geranium antisanae
Species Authority: R.Knuth

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): León-Yánez, S. & 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, where it is known from a single high-altitude population documented by several collections. The type was collected by A. Stübel in 1870–1874, probably in Antisana, and destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War; a picture survives in the Field Museum. There are at least four more collections recorded in the 1980s and 1990s from the Volcán Antisana, inside the Reserva Ecológica Antisana. There is also a possibility that the species occurs in similar habitat in the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. Searches in the highlands of the paramos near Antisana are needed to evaluate the only known population's conservation status. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2004. Geranium antisanae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45286A10986427. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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