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Besleria miniata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES GESNERIACEAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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)
Justification:
A shrub or subshrub endemic to Ecuador, where it occurs in lowland forest on both sides of the Andes. The original description is from a collection in coastal Esmeraldas province, but most of the collections are from near the Amazonian Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno. It is possible that the specimens from Cuyabeno represent a different species, and before a IUCN category is assigned a taxonomic review is necessary. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 100–350 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Clark, J.L., Skog, L.E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Besleria miniata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 December 2014.
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