Psittacanthus barlowii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Psittacanthus barlowii
Species Authority: Kuijt

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Romero-Saltos, H. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A parasitic shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from three populations in the Amazonian lowlands. First collected in 1981, at the confluence of the Tigüeno and Quivado rivers, and later collected twice during the 1993–95 construction of the road that cuts through the Parque Nacional Yasuní. Additional populations are certain to occur in the large extensions of primary forest still standing in this area. Could occur inside the Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 250 to 300 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Romero-Saltos, H. & Pitman, N. 2004. Psittacanthus barlowii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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