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Struthanthus lojae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SANTALALES LORANTHACEAE

Scientific Name: Struthanthus lojae
Species Authority: Kujit

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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)
Justification:
A scandent parasitic shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from six collections near Loja, in Saraguro, San Pedro de la Bendita, Tauracocha, El Cisne and Yangana. Some of the collections were made in fragmented forest, disturbed forest and along roadsides, which suggests that the species thrives in secondary habitats. One population occurs in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 2,100–2,650 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Romero-Saltos, H. & Pitman, N. 2004. Struthanthus lojae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 September 2014.
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