Heisteria cyathiformis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Santalales Olacaceae

Scientific Name: Heisteria cyathiformis Little

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii); D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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Assessor(s): Jørgensen, P. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Heisteria cyathiformis is endemic to Ecuador's coastal lowlands. Known from three subpopulations. Considered Endangered because it grows in areas that have been severely disturbed by agriculture over the last 50 years.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Ecuador's coastal lowlands (Esmeraldas province). Considered a synonym of H. acuminata by Sleumer (1984), but additional material now suggests the species is a valid entity. Known from three subpopulations: at Bilsa, Muisne and Quinindé.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A tree found in wet coastal forest (50–100 m).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species grows in areas that have been severely disturbed by agriculture over the last 50 years. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The subpopulation at Bilsa is inside the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul.

Citation: Jørgensen, P. & Pitman, N. 2004. Heisteria cyathiformis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45521A11002619. . Downloaded on 21 July 2018.
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