Map_thumbnail_large_font

Pseudolmedia manabiensis

Status_ne_offStatus_dd_offStatus_lc_offStatus_nt_offStatus_vu_offStatus_en_offStatus_cr_onStatus_ew_offStatus_ex_off

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA URTICALES MORACEAE

Scientific Name: Pseudolmedia manabiensis
Species Authority: C.C. Berg

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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)
Justification:
Pseudolmedia manabiensis is endemic to Ecuador. It was discovered in 1995 on the peak of Cerro Montecristi and is still only known from that locale. The species may be restricted to this one peak. In the type locale only two trees are known, measuring 8 and 10 m high. The site is threatened by deforestation, grazing and tourism.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Ecuador (Manabí province). Discovered in 1995 by X. Cornejo and C. Bonifaz on the peak of Cerro Montecristi and still known only from that locale, which is not inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. Given the unique weather conditions at the site, the species may be restricted to this one peak. In the type locale only two trees are known, measuring 8 and 10 m high.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A tree found in humid lower montane coastal forest (500–1,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The site is threatened by deforestation, grazing and tourism.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur inside Ecuador's protected areas network.

Citation: Cornejo, X., Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2004. Pseudolmedia manabiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 October 2014.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please fill in the feedback form so that we can correct or extend the information provided