Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Violales Passifloraceae

Scientific Name: Passiflora luzmarina
Species Authority: P.Jørg.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jørgensen, P. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Passiflora luzmarina is endemic to Ecuador's southern Andes, where it is known from a single population in Loja province. The area's vegetation is disturbed. Although the species seems to persist in scrublands along roads, it is considered Endangered due to a very small geographic range. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Ecuador's southern Andes, where it is known from a single population on the western slopes of the Villonaco and Uritusinga mountains, in Loja province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A vine found in high Andean forest (2,450–2,550 m). The species seems to persist in scrublands along roads
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The area's vegetation is disturbed. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within Ecuador's protected areas network.

Citation: Jørgensen, P. & Pitman, N. 2004. Passiflora luzmarina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45552A11004513. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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