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Peperomia salangonis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA PIPERALES PIPERACEAE

Scientific Name: Peperomia salangonis
Species Authority: Trel. & Yunck.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
Peperomia salangonis is endemic to Ecuador's coastal lowlands. Known only from the type specimen, collected in 1942. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Ecuador's coastal lowlands (Manabí province). Known only from the type specimen, collected in 1942 north of Salango in Manabí province. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb found in dry coastal forest (0–500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not confirmed in any protected area, but could potentially occur in the Parque Nacional Machalilla or other dry vegetation remnants on the coast.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Peperomia salangonis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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