Gasteranthus lateralis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gasteranthus lateralis
Species Authority: (C.V.Morton) Wiehler

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) 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 Ecuador's northwestern Andes, where it is known from five locales in wet sites and on riverbanks. In very wet conditions, the species can grow above 2000 m elevation. Common on the Santo Domino–Quito road (to Chiriboga). Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but present in the Río Guajalito private reserve and could grow in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 1,000–2,000 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Clark, J.L., Skog, L.E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Gasteranthus lateralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 23 May 2015.
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