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Oxalis rufescens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA GERANIALES OXALIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Oxalis rufescens
Species Authority: Turcz.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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 rufescens is endemic to Andean Ecuador. Some 12 subpopulations are known and at least one is inside Ecuador's parks system. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Andean Ecuador (Azuay, Cañar, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Imbabura, Napo, Pichincha and Tungurahua provinces). Some 12 subpopulations are known. 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 high Andean forest to shrubby paramo (2,200–4,200 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: At least one subpopulation is inside Ecuador's parks system.

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2004. Oxalis rufescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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