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Piper baezense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA PIPERALES PIPERACEAE

Scientific Name: Piper baezense
Species Authority: Trel.

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)
Justification:
Piper baezense is endemic to Andean Ecuador. Discovered more than 60 years ago and not seen since. Could potentially occur in the Antisana and Cayambe-Coca protected areas. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Andean Ecuador. Discovered more than 60 years ago by J. Isern, close to Baeza, in Napo province, and not seen since. 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 shrub found in low Andean forest (1,000–2,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Could potentially occur in the Antisana and Cayambe-Coca protected areas.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper baezense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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