Piper diffundum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Piperales Piperaceae

Scientific Name: Piper diffundum
Species Authority: Yunck.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: 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 diffundum is endemic to southeastern Ecuador. Collected only once, in 1944. Considered Endangered because, until new collections suggest otherwise, the species is assumed to be endemic to the geologically distinctive formations in this region. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to southeastern Ecuador. Collected only once, in 1944, by W. Camp around the Río Upano, close to Méndez (Morona-Santiago province). Until new collections suggest otherwise the species is assumed to be endemic to the geologically distinctive formations in this region. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A hemiepiphytic subshrub found in lower montane Amazonian forest (500–1,000 m).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper diffundum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45830A11018941. . Downloaded on 21 February 2017.
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