Citharexylum svensonii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Lamiales Verbenaceae

Scientific Name: Citharexylum svensonii
Species Authority: Moldenke

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) 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 shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known only from the type specimen, collected in 1941 near Manglaralto, Guayas province. Although the area has been badly deforested and is open to colonization and road construction, remnant populations are expected to occur in the many private reserves of the region. Considered Critically Endangered due to the near-total destruction of the primary forest of Guayas over the last century. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 5 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Citharexylum svensonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46266A11045334. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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