Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Polygalales Polygalaceae

Scientific Name: Polygala quitensis
Species Authority: Turcz.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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Assessor(s): Freire-Fierro, A. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single historical collection from some time before 1854. The species is named after the city of Quito but was discovered near the city of Ibarra. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network and possibly Extinct due to disorganized growth around Ibarra. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.
Date last seen: before 1854

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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Freire-Fierro, A. & Pitman, N. 2004. Polygala quitensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45987A11024505. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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