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Passiflora jamesonii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA VIOLALES PASSIFLORACEAE

Scientific Name: Passiflora jamesonii
Species Authority: (Mast.) Bailey

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Jørgensen, P. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
Passiflora jamesonii is endemic to the Ecuadorean Andes, where it is known from five subpopulations on both sides of the range. Only one subpopulation is inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The species seems to prefer untouched areas, so fires are a severe threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the Ecuadorean Andes, where it is known from five subpopulations on both sides of the range (Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Imbabura, Napo and Pichincha provinces). Recorded at Mojanda, on the northern slopes of Volcán Pichincha, on the western slopes of Volcán Atacazo, in the Llanganates and probably between Chambo and El Altar. The species' distribution is relatively wide in both cordilleras, where it grows in Polylepis forests and upper Andean forests.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A vine or liana found in high Andean forest and shrubby paramo (2,500–3,750 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species seems to prefer untouched areas, so fires are a severe threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Only the Llanganates subpopulation is inside Ecuador’s protected areas network.

Citation: Jørgensen, P. & Pitman, N. 2004. Passiflora jamesonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 July 2014.
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