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Piper fallenii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA PIPERALES PIPERACEAE

Scientific Name: Piper fallenii
Species Authority: A.H. Gentry

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c; 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 fallenii is endemic to the western foothills of the Ecuadorean Andes. The only known population has been reported from the Ila mountains, where the species was reportedly locally abundant. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the western foothills of the Ecuadorean Andes (Pichincha province). The only known population has been reported from the Ila mountains, where the species was reportedly locally abundant. The only vine species of the genus with a purple leaf underside and with potential as an ornamental plant.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A vine found in lower montane coastal forest (600 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Potentially occurs in the Río Palenque private reserve and other remnants with this kind of vegetation.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper fallenii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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