Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Piperales Piperaceae

Scientific Name: Piper gualeanum
Species Authority: C. DC.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically 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)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador. The only known record is from Gualea, Pichincha province, where the species was collected 100 years ago by Padre L. Sodiro. This taxon is one of only ten species in the genus that has peltate leaves. Not known to occur in Ecuador's protected areas network, but could potentially grow in the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper gualeanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45837A11019424. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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