Chimborazoa lachnocarpa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Chimborazoa lachnocarpa
Species Authority: (Benth. ex Radlk.) H.Beck

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A liana endemic to Andean Ecuador and the only species of the endemic genus Chimborazoa. Known from at least two subpopulations. The oldest collections, including the type collected by R. Spruce in 1859, are from an undetermined locale of Chimborazo province. Also recorded in that province near Huigra, in 1923 and 1944. Rediscovered by C. Cerón in 1987, in a forest fragment on the Río Pilaló in Cotopaxi province. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threats are habitat destruction due to colonization and road construction. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.

Geographic Range [top]

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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Chimborazoa lachnocarpa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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