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Eugenia valvata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MYRTALES MYRTACEAE

Scientific Name: Eugenia valvata
Species Authority: McVaugh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Bazante, G. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
Eugenia valvata is endemic to Andean Ecuador, where at least eight subpopulations are known. Considered Near Threatened because most of its subpopulations are threatened by fires, crops and the degradation of native vegetation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Andean Ecuador, where at least eight subpopulations are known (in Cañar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Imbabura, Loja and Pichincha provinces).
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub or tree found in low Andean forest and humid Andean vegetation (1,000–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Most subpopulations are threatened by fires, crops and the degradation of native vegetation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: One subpopulation has been reported in the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua, two are very close to the Reserva Ecológica El Angel, one is near the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca and one near the Parque Nacional Sangay.

Citation: Bazante, G. & Pitman, N. 2004. Eugenia valvata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 August 2014.
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