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Besleria quadrangulata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES GESNERIACEAE

Scientific Name: Besleria quadrangulata
Species Authority: L.E.Skog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 herb or subshrub endemic to eastern Ecuador, where it has been recorded in eight locales. Although the species grows in frequently visited places like the Jatun Sacha private reserve and the Lago Agrio-Baeza road, there are few collections. May be frequent but never common, or may be abundant in as yet undiscovered sites. Protected in the Parque Nacional Yasuní and potentially also inside the Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 200–1,800 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 quadrangulata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.
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