Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Gentianales Asclepiadaceae

Scientific Name: Cynanchum campii
Species Authority: Morillo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A vine endemic to Ecuador, where it was collected in Azuay province in 1945 and never seen again. The type collection was 1–8 km north of Sevilla de Oro, near the Parque Nacional Sangay. The endemic Asclepiadaceae Matelea harlingii has been collected in the same area. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only by the type, collected 1-8 km north of Sevilla de Oro, near the Parque Nacional Sangay, Azuay province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A vine of high Andean forest (2,500–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.

Classifications [top]

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

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2003. 2003 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 18 November 2003.

Valencia, R., Pitman, N., León-Yánez, S. and Jørgensen, P.M. (eds). 2000. Libro Rojo de las Plantas Endémicas del Ecuador 2000. Publicaciones del Herbario QCA, Ponticicia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.

Citation: Pitman, N. 2003. Cynanchum campii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43037A10772167. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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