Besleria modica 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
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 endemic to Ecuador, where it grows in lower Andean forest on both sides of the Andes and in coastal foothill forest. For several years, the species was known only from the type locale in Zamora-Chinchipe province, but now there are records in more than 10 other locales. The most abundant population is on the Baeza-Tena-Puyo road. Protected in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 500–2,000 m.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Clark, J.L., Skog, L.E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Besleria modica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45299A10987699. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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