Besleria comosa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Besleria comosa
Species Authority: C.V.Morton

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Clark, J.L., Skog, L.E. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub or subshrub endemic to Ecuador. Twenty to thirty collections are known, mainly from lower eastern Andean forest, but also from lowland Amazonia. The two Amazon collections may represent a different species, but the scarce collection material does not permit a clear distinction. Protected in the Reserva Ecológica Antisana, in the Parque Nacional Sangay and the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 100–2,700 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Clark, J.L., Skog, L.E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Besleria comosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 May 2015.
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