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Gasteranthus macrocalyx

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES GESNERIACEAE

Scientific Name: Gasteranthus macrocalyx
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)
Justification:
A terrestrial herb endemic to coastal Ecuador. Three populations have been recorded in the Ila mountains, at Cerro El Centinela and Patricia Pilar. A fourth was recorded in Cañar province, on the road between Azoques and El Triunfo, 1 km south of La Delicia. All of the recorded populations occur between 600 and 700 m elevation, except the Centinela collection at 1000 m. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 600–1,000 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Clark, J.L., Skog, L.E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Gasteranthus macrocalyx. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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