Geranium sericeum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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)
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.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2004. Geranium sericeum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.
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