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Geranium sericeum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA GERANIALES GERANIACEAE

Scientific Name: Geranium sericeum
Species Authority: Willd. ex Spreng.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(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 Andean Ecuador, where it is known from two populations. One is on the slopes of the Volcán Antisana, in the Reserva Ecológica Antisana, and the other is in the high paramos of Volcán Chimborazo, in the Reserva de Producción Faunística Chimborazo. Considered Vulnerable due to its limited distribution but may occur in other paramos, like Cotopaxi, and around Antisana. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 3,500–4,400 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial
Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2004. Geranium sericeum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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