Gonzalagunia mollis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gonzalagunia mollis
Species Authority: Spruce ex K.Schum

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jaramillo, T., Cornejo, X. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known to occur on the slopes of Volcán Tungurahua. The type was collected by R. Spruce in 1857, probably inside what is now the Parque Nacional Sangay. Two later collections do not include precise locale data: the Pearce collection in the second half of the nineteenth century, in the "Andes of Ecuador", and the Benoist collection 70 years after the type collection, in Baños. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Jaramillo, T., Cornejo, X. & Pitman, N. 2004. Gonzalagunia mollis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 27 August 2015.
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