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Polylepis reticulata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ROSALES ROSACEAE

Scientific Name: Polylepis reticulata
Species Authority: Hieron

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Romoleroux, K. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer/s: Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A tree endemic to Andean Ecuador. Four of the 13 known subpopulations are inside Ecuador’s protected areas network: one each in the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas; the Parque Nacional Cajas; the Parque Nacional Llanganates; and the Reserva de Producción Faunística Chimborazo. In the Parque Nacional Cajas a quantitative inventory recorded between 80 and 330 stems > 2.5 cm of the species in tenth-hectare samples (F. Serrano, pers. comm.). Some trees grow on roadsides, where they are exposed to pollution and deforestation. The only type was apparently destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War, but photos survive in international herbaria. The species remains in the Vulnerable category proposed in 1998 (Oldfield et al. 1998).
History:
1998 Vulnerable (Oldfield et al. 1998)
1998 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This Ecuadorian endemic is found in Napo, Pichincha, Tungurahua, Chimborazo, and Azuay Provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Cloud forest between 2,850 and 4,300 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Jørgensen, P.M. and Ulloa Ulloa, C. 1994. Seed Plants of the High Andes of Ecuador - a Checklist. Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Denmark and Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Romoleroux, K. 1996. Rosaceae in the High Andes of Ecuador. In: S.P. Churchill et al. (eds) Biodiversity and Conservation of Neotropical Montane Forests, pp.407-413. New York Botanical Garden, New York.

Citation: Romoleroux, K. & Pitman, N. 2004. Polylepis reticulata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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