Larnax psilophyta


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Larnax psilophyta
Species Authority: Sawyer

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador's southern Andes, where it is known from two collections in high-elevation forest and paramo. One population is at the Nudo de Sabanilla, near the road to Yangana-Valladolid; the other is from an undetermined locale of Zamora-Chinchipe province. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may occur in similar habitats inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2004. Larnax psilophyta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 23 May 2015.
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