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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Restricted to the western slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This small tree occurs on steep slopes in remnant forest fragments and disturbed areas between 1,550 and 1,770 m. This region was formerly covered in cloud forest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
B1ab(iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Neill, D. & 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 tree endemic to the cloud forest of the western slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes, which are being rapidly deforested. Most of the four known populations of I. Balsapambensis are from forest remnants or from isolated trees left standing in pastures. Occurs along the old Quito-Santo Domingo, below Chiriboga. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

History
  • 1998
    Vulnerable
    (Oldfield et al. 1998)
  • 1998
    Vulnerable
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Wikipedia

Inga balsapambensis

Inga balsapambensis is a species of legume in the Fabaceae family. It is found only in Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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