Gasteranthus extinctus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gasteranthus extinctus
Species Authority: L.E.Skog & L.P.Kvist

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A4c 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 terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, and one of the famous species discovered on Cerro El Centinela by A. Gentry and C. Dodson in the 1970s and 1980s. The pessimistic name of the species is due to the fact that El Centinela forest was destroyed after the collections were made and the species has not been collected since. Known from four collections on El Centinela, located east of the Río Palenque private reserve, at km 12 of the Patricia Pilar-Flor de Mayo road. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 600 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Clark, J.L., Skog, L.E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Gasteranthus extinctus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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