Byttneria asplundii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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)
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.
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Byttneria asplundii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 May 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided