Piper hylophilum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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)
A shrub or treelet endemic to Ecuador, where it has been collected at least three times on the western slopes of the Andes. The type, collected in the nineteenth century, is from Guamaxilla, in forests along the Río Toachi. More than a century later, the species was collected again in secondary forest of the Hacienda Changuil, close to Agua Clara. Recently collected 1,000 m higher than the previous collections, in Carchi province. Not confirmed in any protected area. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper hylophilum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 23 May 2015.
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