Gasteranthus crispus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gasteranthus crispus
Species Authority: (Mansf.) 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. Common in forests between 500 and 700 m elevation, but also present in wet microhabitats down to 100 m. Normally grows along rivers, but also grows on wet hills. Abundant inside the Bilsa private reserve, in the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul. The principal threat is deforestation by loggers and settlers. The only type was apparently destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War, but neotypes occur in two Ecuadorian herbaria.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Clark, J.L., Skog, L.E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Gasteranthus crispus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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