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Geranium loxense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA GERANIALES GERANIACEAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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)
Justification:
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador's southeastern Andes, where it is known from three populations. Protected in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus and also present in paramos nearby. Collected frequently but always in the same small area. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 2,500–3,500 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial
Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2004. Geranium loxense. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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