Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Altitude of 0 to 500 m.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Cucurbita ecuadorensis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cucurbita ecuadorensis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
A4c

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.

Reviewer/s
Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)

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Justification
A creeping vine endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from five populations in dry coastal forest. The principal threat is habitat fragmentation. Protected in the Jauneche private reserve and the Parque Nacional Machalilla, where it is abundant and often found climbing on other vegetation like a weed (X. Cornejo, pers. comm.).
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