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Fuchsia orientalis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MYRTALES ONAGRACEAE

Scientific Name: Fuchsia orientalis
Species Authority: P.E.Berry

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
Fuchsia orientalis is endemic to Ecuador, where it is widely distributed in the eastern Andes. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Ecuador, where it is widely distributed in the eastern Andes, from Sucumbíos in the north to Loja in the south (Azuay, Loja, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Pichincha, Sucumbios, Tungurahua and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces).
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub found in low to high Andean forest (1,000–3,000 m). Grows at higher elevations in the south, generally over 2,000 m, both in primary and secondary forests and along streams and roads.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Recorded in the Parque Nacional Sangay, the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras, the Parque Nacional Llanganates, the Parque Nacional Podocarpus, the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca and the Reserva Ecológica Antisana.

Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2004. Fuchsia orientalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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