Calceolaria lavandulifolia


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Calceolaria lavandulifolia
Species Authority: Kunth

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A subshrub endemic to the southern Andes of Ecuador, where four subpopulations are have been recorded in forest gaps and grassy paramo. One subpopulation is near the Río Tarqui, close to Cuenca, another in Tinajillas paramo, another southeast of Azogues and another north of Biblián. The principal threats are fires and conversion of forest to croplands. Classified as Endangered by the IUCN in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998).
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

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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.

Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (eds). 1998. 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2004. Calceolaria lavandulifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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