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Monopyle paniculata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES GESNERIACEAE

Scientific Name: Monopyle paniculata
Species Authority: Benth.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered 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)
Justification:
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single collection by R. Spruce, in 1864, on Cerro Abitagua, on the border between Pastaza and Tungurahua provinces. Spruce also collected the endemic Cremosperma auriculatum on Cerro Abitagua, and recently several endemic orchids of the genus Lepanthes were discovered in the same locale. No data exists for the size or status of the Spruce population. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 500–1,000 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Clark, J.L., Skog, L.E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Monopyle paniculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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