Geranium guamanense


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Geranium guamanense
Species Authority: Halfdan-Niels.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 terrestrial herb endemic to Andean Ecuador. All known collections were recorded in an approximately 30 km² area in the paramo de Guamaní, inside the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. The collections, made between 1976 and 1991, are from grasslands with wetlands and shrubby vegetation on the main road to Papallacta and the road to the antennas. Its tiny geographic range makes the species vulnerable to natural or human impacts. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 3,900–4,100 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

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