Gasteranthus extinctus   (L. E. Skog & L. P. Kvist)


 
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Cerro Centinela Gasteranthus
(Gasteranthus extinctus)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Ecuador

 
local name: -

 
size:

extinction date: after 1980 (?)

 
This small, terrestrial herb is known only on the basis of four collections, which all were made in the same area on Cerro El Centinela in Ecuador.

The species was scientifically described only in the year 2000, at a time when its only known natural habitat was obviously already completely destroyed and it was assumed not to be existent any longer - therefore the species name extinctus.

 
References:

- Laurence E. Skog; Lars P. Kvist: Revision of Gasteranthus (Gesneriaceae). Ann Arbor, Mich.: American Society of Plant Taxonomists, 2000