Pilea napoana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pilea napoana
Species Authority: Gilli

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Valenzuela, J.C., Rojas, W. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A subshrub endemic to Ecuador, where one population is known from each side of the Andes. Discovered in 1975 near Baeza, on the eastern slopes, and also collected on the old Quito–Santo Domingo road, Chillogallo-San Juan-Chiriboga, Empalme km 27. Two collections are reported from the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua, in the Moraspungo area, but they are uncertain determinations. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but new populations are expected in the Antisana and Cayambe-Coca reserves, near the type locale. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 1,500–3,500 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Valenzuela, J.C., Rojas, W. & Pitman, N. 2004. Pilea napoana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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