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Piper molliusculum 

Scope:Global
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Piperales Piperaceae

Scientific Name: Piper molliusculum
Species Authority: Sodiro

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) A4c; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
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)
Justification:
A shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single collection in Puente de Chimbo, Guayas province, recorded by L. Sodiro more than 100 years ago. If the species is not extinct, additional collections may occur in the dry forest of the Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco, Capeira and other remnants. Considered Critically Endangered due to the drastic alteration of its habitat since its discovery. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Possibly extinct:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]


Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Piper molliusculum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45848A11019900. . Downloaded on 12 February 2016.
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