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Palicourea calantha

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA RUBIALES RUBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Palicourea calantha
Species Authority: Standl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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)
Justification:
A shrub endemic to the western slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes, where six subpopulations are distributed from El Oro in the south to Pichincha in the north. The only record in Ecuador’s protected areas network is a nineteenth century collection close to Pululahua. Additional subpopulations may occur in the Los Ilinizas and Cotacachi-Cayapas protected areas. According to C. Taylor (in Andersson et al. 1999) the species is easily mistaken for the endemic P. calothyrsus. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Jaramillo, T., Cornejo, X. & Pitman, N. 2004. Palicourea calantha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.
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