Oxalis rufescens 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Oxalidales Oxalidaceae

Scientific Name: Oxalis rufescens Turcz.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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Assessor(s): Quintana, C. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
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.
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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).

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 2004: e.T45537A11003785. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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