Piper azuaiense


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Piper azuaiense
Species Authority: Yunck.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: 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 azuaiense is endemic to Ecuador's southern Andes and known from a single 1945 collection. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Ecuador's southern Andes, and known from a single 1945 collection. The type locale is 1–8 km north of Sevilla de Oro, in Azuay province. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A subshrub found in high Andean forest (2,000–3,000 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 additional populations could be discovered in the Parque Nacional Sangay.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper azuaiense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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