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Piper densiciliatum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA PIPERALES PIPERACEAE

Scientific Name: Piper densiciliatum
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 densiciliatum is endemic to Ecuador's southern Andes. The only known population was discovered some time before 1955 in the understorey of the high-elevation cloud forests, where it was locally abundant. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Ecuador's southern Andes. The only known population was discovered some time before 1955 in the understorey of the high-elevation cloud forests between Oña and Río Yacuambi (Azuay province), where it was locally abundant. Closely related to the Piper species group confined to the Amazon, like P. augustum and P. leticianum. 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 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 densiciliatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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