Gasteranthus mutabilis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) 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 Andean Ecuador, where it is known from six populations in Pichincha province. The largest populations are on the Quito-Santo Domingo road (to Chiriboga), between Chiriboga and El Empalme (kms 49–59). Not confirmed in Ecuador’s protected areas network, but present in the Río Guajalito private reserve and potentially also in the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. 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 1,800–2,200 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Clark, J.L., Skog, L.E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Gasteranthus mutabilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45342A10992848. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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