Aster quitensis   (Willd. ex Spreng.)


 
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Quito Aster
(Aster quitensis)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Ecuador: Pichincha Province

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
The Quito Aster is known only on the basis of the typus collection, which was collected at the beginning of the 19th century near today's capital city of Ecuador, Quito.

The plant was never found again, and the region is now mostly deforested and urbanised, so that this species must be considered most likely extinct.

 
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