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Hibiscus escobariae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MALVALES MALVACEAE

Scientific Name: Hibiscus escobariae
Species Authority: Fryxell

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A shrub endemic to dry coastal forests of Ecuador, where it is known from 18 populations. Recorded in the Parque Nacional Machalilla and on the Isla de La Plata; new collections may occur in similar habitats of the Reserva Ecológica Manglares-Churute. According to X. Cornejo, the species can be frequent in secondary forests, for which reason it is not considered threatened. A shrub endemic to dry coastal forests of Ecuador, where it is known from 18 populations. Recorded in the Parque Nacional Machalilla and on the Isla de La Plata; new collections may occur in similar habitats of the Reserva Ecológica Manglares-Churute. According to X. Cornejo, the species can be frequent in secondary forests, for which reason it is not considered threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 0 to 500 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2004. Hibiscus escobariae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 November 2014.
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