Piper chimborazoense 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Piperales Piperaceae

Scientific Name: Piper chimborazoense Yunck.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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Assessor(s): Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Piper chimborazoense is endemic to the western slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes, known exclusively from the 1945 type collection. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to the western slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes, known exclusively from the 1945 type collection in cloud forest of the Río Chanchán valley, 5 km north of Huigra (Chimborazo province). No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A liana found in Andean vegetation (1,500–2,000 m).

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 should be searched for in the Parque Nacional Sangay.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper chimborazoense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45825A11018277. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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