Centropogon erythraeus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Centropogon erythraeus
Species Authority: Drake

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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Assessor(s): Moreno, P. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador where it is known from two subpopulations in the southern Andes. Most of the collections have been recorded along the Loja-Zamora road on the southern border in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus; the species is locally abundant in this area where it forms part of the pioneer vegetation on roadsides. Also recorded along the Amaluza-Zumba road near the Cordillera Las Lagunitas. Potential threats for the species are unknown. Probably occurs in Peru.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Centropogon erythraeus is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest (2,000–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential threats for the species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within the Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

Bibliography [top]

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

Jeppesen, S. 1981. Campanulaceae, Lobeliaceae, Sphenocleaceae, Goodeniaceae. In: G. Harling and L. Andersson (eds). Flora of Ecuador 14: 1-178. University of Gotenborg, Gotenborg; Riksmusseum, Stockholm; Potificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.

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.

Wimmer, F.E. 1937. Campanulaceae. In: J. E. Macbride (ed.) Flora of Peru 13 (6/2) pp: 406-407.

Citation: Moreno, P. & Pitman, N. 2003. Centropogon erythraeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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