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Piper mexiae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA PIPERALES PIPERACEAE

Scientific Name: Piper mexiae
Species Authority: Trel. & Yunck.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A4c 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)
Justification:
A shrub endemic to Ecuador. Known from two subpopulations, one close to Playa Rica, where Y. Mexía collected the type in 1936, and the other in the Río Palenque private reserve, where it was collected in the 1970s. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known. Considered Critically Endangered due to the massive alteration of Ecuador's coastal forests over the last century.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper mexiae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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