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Published: 2020-01-14

Magnolia lozanoi (Magnolia subsect. Dugandiodendron, Magnoliaceae) rediscovered on Ecuadorian “tepuis” in Reserva Biológica El Quimi, Cordillera del Cóndor: critically endangered by open-pit mining

Herbario QCA, Escuela de Ciencias Biológicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador, Apartado 17-01-2184, Quito, Ecuador
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, P. O. Box 461, 40530 Göteborg, Sweden
Herbario QCA, Escuela de Ciencias Biológicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador, Apartado 17-01-2184, Quito, Ecuador
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
Instituto de Botánica (Herbario IBUG), Departamento de Botánica y Zoología, Universidad de Guadalajara, Las Agujas, Zapopan, km 15, carr. Guadalajara-Nogales, Jalisco, Mexico
Achupallas Camp Andean tepui Cordillera del Cóndor Dugandiodendron Reserva Biológica El Quimi Magnoliids

Abstract

Magnolia lozanoi is rediscovered 26 years after being collected for the first time. Herbarium specimens were collected by Al Gentry in 1993 and formally described by Antonio Vázquez and Ernesto Castro in 2012. This species is known only from El Quimi Biological Reserve in the province of Morona-Santiago, southeastern Ecuador. An emended description, distribution map and the first photographs of this species are provided. Additionally, its relationships with other species are discussed. Its conservation status is proposed as critically endangered (CR) according to IUCN criteria.