Markea spruceana 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Solanales Solanaceae

Scientific Name: Markea spruceana
Species Authority: Hunz.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
An epiphytic shrub or vine endemic to western Ecuador, where it is known from five subpopulations in a wide altitudinal range. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but expected in the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

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Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2004. Markea spruceana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46318A11048027. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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