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Neurolepis laegaardii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA CYPERALES GRAMINEAE

Scientific Name: Neurolepis laegaardii
Species Authority: L.G.Clark

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Laegaard, S. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A grass endemic to shrubby Andean paramo in Ecuador. Known from at least six localities, apparently restricted to the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Also recorded in the Fierro Urco paramo, where it grows well in regularly burned habitat. No specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Laegaard, S. & Pitman, N. 2004. Neurolepis laegaardii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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