Ficus lacunata 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Urticales Moraceae

Scientific Name: Ficus lacunata
Species Authority: Kvitvik

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Cornejo, X., Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Ficus lacunata is endemic to Ecuador, where it has been collected in three locales on the western slopes of the Andes. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Ecuador, where it has been collected in three locales on the western slopes of the Andes (in Carchi, Imbabura and Pichincha provinces). One record is from the Bosque Getzemaní, a remnant of primary forest above Apuela on the Cotacachi-Apuela road; another is from the trail to El Chical on the border with Colombia; and several others are from the Río Guajalito private reserve. May occur in similar habitats in Colombia.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur inside Ecuador's protected areas network (although known to occur within the Río Guajalito private reserve).

Citation: Cornejo, X., Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2004. Ficus lacunata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45501A11000682. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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