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Solanum asteropilodes

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SOLANALES SOLANACEAE

Scientific Name: Solanum asteropilodes
Species Authority: Bitter

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)
Justification:
A shrub endemic to Ecuador's southern Andes, where it is known from five subpopulations. Two were recorded in 1984, 27 km north of Oña, in Cuenca province. Three others are from undetermined locales in Loja province. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but expected in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2004. Solanum asteropilodes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2014.
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