Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Solanales Solanaceae

Scientific Name: Solanum leiophyllum
Species Authority: Benth.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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)
A shrub endemic to Andean Ecuador, where it is known from six subpopulations. Five are from Loja province and one from the Pilaló-Latacunga road, in Cotopaxi province. The Loja province collections are from south of Saraguro and from Amaluza, near the border with Peru, in the Cordillera de las Lagunillas. Potentially occurs inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

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Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2004. Solanum leiophyllum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46338A11049856. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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