Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Violales Flacourtiaceae

Scientific Name: Banara riparia
Species Authority: Sleumer

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Neill, D. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to Ecuador's lowland coastal forest in Esmeraldas and Imbabura provinces, where nine populations have been recorded, as recently as the 1990s. The species can be locally abundant and grows near rivers (Sleumer 1980). Protected in the Reserva Ecológica Cayapas-Mataje and the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. Classified as "Rare" by the IUCN in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998). Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 0–1,000 m.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Suitable  
1. Forest -> 1.9. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
suitability: Suitable  

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Bibliography [top]

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

Citation: Neill, D. & Pitman, N. 2004. Banara riparia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45257A10988861. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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