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Pilea tungurahuae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA URTICALES URTICACEAE

Scientific Name: Pilea tungurahuae
Species Authority: Killip

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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)
Justification:
A terrestrial herb endemic to Andean Ecuador, where it is known only from the ca. 1940 type collection in Tungurahua province. The type locale is inside what is today the Parque Nacional Sangay. Potentially threatened by the recent eruption of Volcán Tungurahua. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 1,500–2,000 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Valenzuela, J.C., Rojas, W. & Pitman, N. 2004. Pilea tungurahuae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 August 2014.
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