Gasteranthus tenellus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae

Scientific Name: Gasteranthus tenellus
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 coastal Ecuador. A frequently encountered species in very wet forests in the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul, where it grows along rivers or occasionally on very wet hills. Abundant in a tributary of the Río Dogola, near the Loma de los Guerrilleros, in the Bilsa private reserve. Other populations may occur near Piedrita, Cube (to Pircuta) and San Salvador. Considered Endangered due to a geographical range apparently restricted to the cordillera Mache-Chindul and due to the ongoing fragmentation of the area's forests. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 250–800 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Clark, J.L., Skog, L.E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Gasteranthus tenellus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45346A10993024. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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