Pentagonia involucrata 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Rubiales Rubiaceae

Scientific Name: Pentagonia involucrata
Species Authority: C.M.Taylor

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jaramillo, T., Cornejo, X. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador's coastal lowlands, where it is known from three subpopulations in northern Esmeraldas province. Confirmed to occur inside the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas and the Reserva Etnica Awá. The principal threat is habitat destruction following logging and colonization. A Peruvian collection needs confirmation (Vásquez 1997).

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Bibliography [top]

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

Citation: Jaramillo, T., Cornejo, X. & Pitman, N. 2004. Pentagonia involucrata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46094A11030498. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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