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Heisteria asplundii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SANTALALES OLACACEAE

Scientific Name: Heisteria asplundii
Species Authority: Sleumer

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Jørgensen, P. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
Heisteria asplundii is endemic to western Ecuador, where it is known from five subpopulations. A sixth subpopulation is protected by the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. Classified as Vulnerable by Walter and Gillett (1998). Habitat destruction is the only known threat.
History:
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to western Ecuador, where it is known from five subpopulations (in Bolívar, Carchi, Esmeraldas, Imbabura and Pichincha provinces). One was recorded along the old Quito-Santo Domingo road; the others are from the Intag valley, El Chical, Lita and the Cerro Golondrinas. A sixth subpopulation is protected by the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A treelet or tree found in submontane coastal forest to high Andean forest (550–2,400 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas.

Citation: Jørgensen, P. & Pitman, N. 2004. Heisteria asplundii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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