Piper angamarcanum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Piper angamarcanum
Species Authority: C. DC.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered 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)
Piper angamarcanum is endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from one record, collected more than 80 years ago. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from one record, collected more than 80 years ago near Angamarca, Cotopaxi province. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub found in shrubby paramo (3,000–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network, but additional populations could potentially be discovered in the Parque Nacional Cotopaxi.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper angamarcanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided