Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Geraniales Tropaeolaceae

Scientific Name: Tropaeolum asplundii
Species Authority: Sparre

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A vine endemic to Ecuador's northern Andes, where it is known from two populations. Discovered in 1935–1937 by E. Asplund in the Cordillera de Huacamayos, on the way to Urcusiqua and probably inside what is now the Reserva Ecológica Antisana. The second population is close to the Colombian border, at Maldonado. The principal threats are fires, grazing and logging.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 2,000–3,000 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Tropaeolum asplundii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46230A11043605. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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