Aegiphila purpurascens


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Aegiphila purpurascens
Species Authority: Moldenke

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to Andean Ecuador, where it is known from three populations. The type specimen was collected in an undetermined locale of Azuay province by W. Camp in 1945. The other populations are from an undetermined locale of Chimborazo and from a remnant forest at km 25 of the Loja–Saraguro road, at 2,600 m elevation. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network, but expected in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The principal threats are mining, deforestation, and disorganized colonization. Classified as Vulnerable in 1998 (Oldfield et al. 1998).
1998 Vulnerable (Oldfield et al. 1998)
1998 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This Ecuadorian endemic is currently known only from Azuay province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits cloud forest at altitudes between 2,000 and 3,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Aegiphila purpurascens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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