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Oxalis pennelliana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA GERANIALES OXALIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Oxalis pennelliana
Species Authority: R.Knuth

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Quintana, C. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
Oxalis pennelliana is endemic to Ecuador. Apparently collected three times in undetermined locales in Tungurahua province: twice in 1939 and once in 1944. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to shrubby paramo in Ecuador. Apparently collected three times in undetermined locales of Tungurahua province: twice by W. Penland in 1939 and once by M. Acosta-Solís in 1944. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb found in shrubby paramo (3,000–3,700 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but could occur in the Parque Nacional Sangay.

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2004. Oxalis pennelliana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.
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