Aechmea geminiflora 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Aechmea geminiflora
Species Authority: (Harms) L.B.Sm. & M.A.Spencer

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
An epiphytic bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known only from the type, collected in forests near the Río Negro in 1933. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network and the type locale has been deforested following colonization. The fact that there are no recent collections in the last 67 years may reflect its extinction or taxonomic confusion related to the loss of the type specimen which was deposited in the Berlin herbarium before its destruction during the Second World War. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Aechmea geminiflora is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from the typespecimen, collected from Tungurahua province.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low Andean forest (1,000–1,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Aechmea geminiflora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43220A10787490. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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