Piper hydrolapathum 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Piperales Piperaceae

Scientific Name: Piper hydrolapathum
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, where it is known only from the type collection recorded by L. Sodiro in what is now the city of Santo Domingo, Pichincha province, in 1904. Since then the remaining vegetation of the area has been well studied but the species has not been recorded again, the widespread deforestation of the area during the twentieth century suggests that the species is at least locally extinct. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

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Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper hydrolapathum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45840A11019592. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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