Piper eriocladum 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Piperales Piperaceae

Scientific Name: Piper eriocladum
Species Authority: Sodiro

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 eriocladum is endemic to Andean Ecuador, where it is known from six, mostly historical, records. Reportedly locally abundant in shady secondary forests. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Andean Ecuador, where it is known from six mostly historical records in the Nanegal valley, Pichincha province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub found in high Andean forest (2,000–2,500 m). Reportedly locally abundant in shady secondary forests.
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, but might be found in the Maquipucuna private reserve.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper eriocladum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45834A11019284. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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