Acalypha schimpffii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Acalypha schimpffii
Species Authority: Diels

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Santiana, J., Cerón, C. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to Andean Ecuador, where it is known from two records. One is a 1933 collection from the Río Chanchán valley, near Huigra, at 1260 m above sea level. The second collection was made at an unknown locale in Pichincha province in 1927. The species may still occur in forest fragments surrounding Huigra, a poorly explored epicenter of Ecuador's endemic plants. The principal threats are fire, grazing and agriculture. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Altitude of 1,000–3,000 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Bibliography [top]

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

Citation: Santiana, J., Cerón, C. & Pitman, N. 2004. Acalypha schimpffii. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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