Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Polygalales Polygalaceae

Scientific Name: Pteromonnina fosbergii
Species Authority: (Ferreyra) B.Eriksen

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered C2a(ii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
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 herb or subshrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from two subpopulations. The type was collected close to Oña, Loja province. A second subpopulation has been found near the Río León, Azuay province. Neither is inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The species may be severely threatened because it was collected along roadsides near growing towns. Some authors place this in the genus Monnina. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Freire-Fierro, A. & Pitman, N. 2004. Pteromonnina fosbergii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45988A11024627. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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