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Pentagonia involucrata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA RUBIALES RUBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pentagonia involucrata
Species Authority: C.M.Taylor

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 Ecuador's coastal lowlands, where it is known from three subpopulations in northern Esmeraldas province. Confirmed to occur inside the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas and the Reserva Etnica Awá. The principal threat is habitat destruction following logging and colonization. A Peruvian collection needs confirmation (Vásquez 1997).

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Jaramillo, T., Cornejo, X. & Pitman, N. 2004. Pentagonia involucrata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 October 2014.
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