Siphocampylus ecuadoriensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Siphocampylus ecuadoriensis
Species Authority: E.Wimm.

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): Moreno, P. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub or vine endemic to Ecuador where it is known from nine subpopulations in the northeastern Andes. Most of the specimens have been collected on roadsides. One subpopulation in the surroundings of the Papallacta-Cuyuja road faces a high risk of extinction, due to the ongoing conversion of native vegetation to pasture. Confirmed inside the Reserva Ecológica Antisana and the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, near Oyacachi. Although it grows inside a protected area, the Oyacachi subpopulation is threatened by deforestation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Siphocampylus ecuadoriensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from nine subpopulations in Carchi, Imbabura, Napo and Sucumbios provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest to paramo (3,000–4,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Ongoing conversion of native vegetation to pasture and deforestation are threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

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.

Citation: Moreno, P. & Pitman, N. 2003. Siphocampylus ecuadoriensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 26 March 2015.
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