|Scientific Name:||Piper hylebates C. DC.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.|
|Reviewer(s):||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)|
A subshrub or shrub endemic to Andean Ecuador. Discovered in 1898 by L. Sodiro on the slopes of the Corazón and Atacazo volcanoes. Subsequently recollected there in 1952 and 1954. Last recorded in 1978, in an unknown locale of Azuay province. Not confirmed in a protected area yet, but possibly occurs in the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. 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 hylebates. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45841A11019630.Downloaded on 20 October 2017.|
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