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Piper coeloneurum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA PIPERALES PIPERACEAE

Scientific Name: Piper coeloneurum
Species Authority: Diels

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 coeloneurum is endemic to the eastern slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes. The only collection was made in 1933. The lack of recent collections may be due to taxonomic problems related to the destruction of the type in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War.Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the eastern slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes. The only collection was made in the Río Pastaza valley, near the Río Negro (Tungurahua province), from 1933. The lack of recent collections may be due to taxonomic problems related to the destruction of the type in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War. 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 Andean vegetation (1,000–1,500 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 coeloneurum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 November 2014.
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