Gasteranthus carinatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gasteranthus carinatus
Species Authority: Wiehler

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c 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 terrestrial herb endemic to coastal Ecuador, where it is known from four locales. The largest population is near the Hacienda Clementina in Cerro Samama. More common in primary forest, but also collected in shady spots in secondary forest. The principal threat is deforestation by loggers and settlers. Remnant populations may survive in El Oro (Nueva Piñas) and Los Ríos (Ila mountains, Cerro El Centinela).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 400–900 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Clark, J.L., Skog, L.E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Gasteranthus carinatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 24 May 2015.
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