Geranium exallum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Geranium exallum
Species Authority: H.E.Moore

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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 subshrub endemic to Andean Ecuador, where it is known only from the type, recorded by F. Prieto in 1945 in the southeastern Andes, between Oña and Río Yacuambi, in Azuay province. A thorough search of the Cordillera de Cordoncillo is necessary to determine the species' current status. The species' morphology is unique among Ecuadorian geraniums, and its entire, linear, pointed leaves are easy to identify in the field. 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 3,000–3,500 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2004. Geranium exallum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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