Aegiphila purpurascens 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Lamiales Verbenaceae

Scientific Name: Aegiphila purpurascens
Species Authority: Moldenke

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to Andean Ecuador, where it is known from three populations. The type specimen was collected in an undetermined locale of Azuay province by W. Camp in 1945. The other populations are from an undetermined locale of Chimborazo and from a remnant forest at km 25 of the Loja–Saraguro road, at 2,600 m elevation. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network, but expected in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The principal threats are mining, deforestation, and disorganized colonization. Classified as Vulnerable in 1998 (Oldfield et al. 1998).
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This Ecuadorian endemic is currently known only from Azuay province.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits cloud forest at altitudes between 2,000 and 3,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.9. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
suitability: Suitable  

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Bibliography [top]

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

Jørgensen, P.M. and León, S. 1999. Catalogue of vascular plants of Ecuador. Monographs in Systematic Botany Missouri Botanic Garden 75.

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.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Aegiphila purpurascens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T38137A10101699. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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