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Byttneria asplundii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MALVALES STERCULIACEAE

Scientific Name: Byttneria asplundii
Species Authority: Cristóbal

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)
Justification:
A shrub endemic to western Ecuador, where it is known from four populations. One was recorded in wet coastal forest, close to Juaneche; another in dry coastal forest, near Manglaralto, in the 1950s; the third in coastal foothill forest in Cerro Azul, also in the 1950s; and the fourth in an undetermined locale of Chimborazo province. A similar specimen has been collected in Peru; the flowers are identical but the vegetative material differs. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 0–2,000 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Byttneria asplundii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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