Myrcianthes irregularis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Myrtales Myrtaceae

Scientific Name: Myrcianthes irregularis
Species Authority: McVaugh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bazante, G. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Myrcianthes irregularis is endemic to Ecuador's southern Andes, where it is known from a single subpopulation recorded in 1944 in an undetermined locale of Loja. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Ecuador's southern Andes, where it is known from a single population recorded in 1944 in an undetermined locale of Loja. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A tree found in humid Andean vegetation to high Andean forest (2,000–3,000 m).

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur with Ecuador's protected areas network, but may possibly occur in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

Citation: Bazante, G. & Pitman, N. 2004. Myrcianthes irregularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45516A11002102. . Downloaded on 28 October 2016.
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