Mutisia magnifica

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Mutisia magnifica
Species Authority: C.Ulloa & P.Jørg.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A vine endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from one subpopulation, collected several times between 1994 and 1997 on Cerro Uritusinga, towards the Hacienda La Palma, southwest of Loja. Found in vegetation remnants, which are seriously threatened by wood extraction for charcoal production. May occur in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The species was assessed as Vulnerable in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998).
History:
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known from one subpopulation, collected several times between 1994 and 1997 on Cerro Uritusinga, towards the Hacienda La Palma, southwest of Loja.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A vine of high Andean forest (3,000–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Found in vegetation remnants, which are seriously threatened by wood extraction for charcoal production.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2003. 2003 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 18 November 2003.

Valencia, R., Pitman, N., León-Yánez, S. and Jørgensen, P.M. (eds). 2000. Libro Rojo de las Plantas Endémicas del Ecuador 2000. Publicaciones del Herbario QCA, Ponticicia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.

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: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Mutisia magnifica. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 December 2014.
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