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Blakea subvaginata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MYRTALES MELASTOMATACEAE

Scientific Name: Blakea subvaginata
Species Authority: Wurdack

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Cotton, E. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer/s: Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is apparently confined to the eastern slopes of the Andes. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may be found in the Parque Nacional Sangay, the Parque Nacional Llanganates, the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, and the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras. Considered "Rare" by the IUCN in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998), undeservedly because its range includes large, intact protected areas. Difficult to identify and easily confused with B. subconnata; reports from Carchi, Pichincha and Zamora-Chinchipe are probably wrong. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Systems: Terrestrial
Citation: Cotton, E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Blakea subvaginata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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