Piper poscitum 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Piperales Piperaceae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador. Known from a single record in 1934, made south of Quevedo, near La Carmela village, in Los Ríos province. The species has a strong affinity with the widely-distributed P. hispidum, and may represent an extreme phenotype of it. Not confirmed to occur in Ecuador's protected areas network, but may occur in dry forest remnants. 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 poscitum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45854A11020228. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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