Byttneria minytricha


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Byttneria minytricha
Species Authority: Cristóbal

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 Ecuador, where it is known from two collections of A. André in 1876, recorded in the Quebrada de Palanuma, between Zumba and Palanda, Zamora province. Not confirmed to occur in Ecuador's protected areas network, but could potentially grow in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The principal threats are small scale mining, deforestation and colonization. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 1,000–1,500 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Byttneria minytricha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 26 May 2015.
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