Hernandia lychnifera 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Laurales Hernandiaceae

Scientific Name: Hernandia lychnifera
Species Authority: Grayum & N.Zamora

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Delgado, T. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to coastal Ecuador, where it is known from seven populations. Two are inside the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul and the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. The species has also been recorded in the Parque Nacional Machalilla in San Sebastian forest, where it is very rare. Other populations are known from the Reserva Etnica Awá, the Bilsa and Río Palenque private reserves, and the Santo Domingo-Quinindé road. All recorded populations are from mature forest. Common name: "jigua blanca". Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 100 to 600 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Delgado, T. & Pitman, N. 2004. Hernandia lychnifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45396A10991848. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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