Calceolaria sericea 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Scrophulariales Scrophulariaceae

Scientific Name: Calceolaria sericea
Species Authority: Pennell

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
The assessment for this species appeared incorrectly as Near Threatened in the 2004 Red List. The correct status is Least Concern.

A herb or subshrub endemic to the Andes of northern Ecuador, where 15 subpopulations have been recorded. Occurs in shrubby vegetation and open areas in upper Andean forest. Confirmed in the Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, in the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua, in the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, and in the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. Recorded frequently in disturbed areas, which are likely fragments of what was once a single large subpopulation. Classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998) but now considered Least Concern because of its ability to persist in disturbed areas.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)

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Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2004. Calceolaria sericea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46152A11038594. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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