Prunus herthae 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Rosales Rosaceae

Scientific Name: Prunus herthae
Species Authority: Diels

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Romoleroux, K. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to eastern Ecuador. Considered an uncertain taxon in the Flora of Ecuador, because the original material was destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War and few collections exist. It seems likely that the consistent differences in flower size and number of flowers observed in existing specimens will confirm this species as valid, but more collections and field observations are needed. Only one small population has been recorded, in secondary forests of southwestern Pastaza province. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Romoleroux, K. & Pitman, N. 2004. Prunus herthae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45999A11025903. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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