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Monnina chimborazeana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA POLYGALALES POLYGALACEAE

Scientific Name: Monnina chimborazeana
Species Authority: Chodat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Freire-Fierro, A. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A semiscandent or erect shrub endemic to Andean Ecuador. Most of the 15 known subpopulations are distributed in the central Andes and some are near the Parque Nacional Sangay and the Reserva de Producción Faunística Chimborazo. The principal threat is ongoing deforestation, but the eruption of the Tungurahua volcano could destroy most of the Tungurahua subpopulations.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Freire-Fierro, A. & Pitman, N. 2004. Monnina chimborazeana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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