|Scientific Name:||Piper mendezense Yunck.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 shrub endemic to southeastern Ecuador and known only from the 1944 type collection. The type locality is along the upper Río Upano, near the mouth of the Río Paute, close to Méndez. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums and it is not confirmed in any protected area. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.
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|Citation:||Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper mendezense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45846A11019824.Downloaded on 20 April 2018.|
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