Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Piperales Piperaceae

Scientific Name: Piper clathratum
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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Piper clathratum is endemic to Ecuador, where it is known only on Volcán Pichincha, from two collections made more than 100 years ago. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Ecuador, where it is known only on Volcán Pichincha, from two collections of Padre L. Sodiro more than 100 years ago. A collection from Napo province is mentioned in the Missouri Botanical Garden TROPICOS database, but this requires confirmation. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub 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 known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper clathratum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45826A11018409. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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