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Meriania almedae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MYRTALES MELASTOMATACEAE

Scientific Name: Meriania almedae
Species Authority: Wurdack

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) 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 shrub endemic to Ecuador's southeastern Andes, where it is known only from three collections. Discovered on the Loja–Zamora road and also collected on the Yangana–Valladolid road, inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Probably occurs elsewhere in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Considered Not Determined in 1997 by the IUCN (Walter and Gillett 1998). Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 2,000–3,000 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Cotton, E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Meriania almedae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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