Guevaria alvaroi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Compositae

Scientific Name: Guevaria alvaroi
Species Authority: R.M.King & H.Rob.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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 terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from two subpopulations in the southern Andes. First collected in 1974, 11 km northeast of Girón, and subsequently collected in 1979 in Loja province. 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 from two subpopulations in the southern Andes. First collected 11 km northeast of Girón, and subsequently collected in Loja province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of high Andean forest (2,000–3,000 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: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Guevaria alvaroi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43423A10803364. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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