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Piper chimborazoense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA PIPERALES PIPERACEAE

Scientific Name: Piper chimborazoense
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)
Justification:
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.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A liana found in Andean vegetation (1,500–2,000 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 should be searched for in the Parque Nacional Sangay.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper chimborazoense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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