|Scientific Name:||Pilea riopalenquensis A.H.Gentry & Dodson|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Valenzuela, J.C., Rojas, W. & Pitman, N.|
|Reviewer(s):||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)|
A terrestrial herb endemic to western Ecuador, where it is known from two populations in the Andean foothills. One is at Cerro El Centinela and the other in the Río Palenque private reserve. The Centinela population has probably been destroyed. Considered Endangered due to its small geographical range in a severely disturbed area outside of Ecuador’s protected areas network. Cultivated during the 1970s in Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, USA. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.
|Range Description:||Altitude of 150–600 m.|
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IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 23 November 2004).
|Citation:||Valenzuela, J.C., Rojas, W. & Pitman, N. 2004. Pilea riopalenquensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46244A11044567.Downloaded on 25 May 2018.|
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