Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Urticales Urticaceae

Scientific Name: Pilea riopalenquensis
Species Authority: A.H.Gentry & Dodson

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
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 terrestrial herb endemic to western Ecuador, where it is known from two populations in the Andean foothills. One is at Cerro El Centinela and the other in the Río Palenque private reserve. The Centinela population has probably been destroyed. Considered Endangered due to its small geographical range in a severely disturbed area outside of Ecuador’s protected areas network. Cultivated during the 1970s in Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, USA. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 150–600 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Valenzuela, J.C., Rojas, W. & Pitman, N. 2004. Pilea riopalenquensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46244A11044567. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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