Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Myrtales Melastomataceae

Scientific Name: Blakea glandulosa
Species Authority: Gleason

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Cotton, E. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub, treelet or tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from 20 populations on the eastern slopes of the Andes. Although it has a wide distribution, it has not been confirmed in Ecuador’s protected areas network; three collections are from the Jatun Sacha private reserve, near Misahuallí. Could occur in foothill forest of the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras and maybe at lower elevations in the Parque Nacional Llanganates and the Parque Nacional Sangay. Considered "Rare" by the IUCN in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998). Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 250–1,500 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Cotton, E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Blakea glandulosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45669A11010367. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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