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Tibouchina anderssonii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MYRTALES MELASTOMATACEAE

Scientific Name: Tibouchina anderssonii
Species Authority: Wurdack

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Cotton, E. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer/s: Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
Tibouchina anderssonii is endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from four collections in El Oro province. The earliest collections are from 1943 and 1947. Two later collections were recorded in 1974. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Andean Ecuador, where it is known from four collections in El Oro province. The earliest collections are from 1943 and 1947, from Pampa de los Cedros and Cerro Gordo (Zaruma). Two later collections were recorded in 1974 on the Piñas-El Placer (Santa Rosa) and Huertas-Palto roads. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub found in low and high Andean forest (1,000–2,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Currently not known to occur within protected areas.
Citation: Cotton, E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Tibouchina anderssonii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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