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Aechmea lugoi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Aechmea lugoi
Species Authority: (Gilmartin & H.Luther) L.B.Sm. & M.A.Spencer

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
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)
Justification:
An epiphytic bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known from two subpopulations in Mera and Shell. Both collections are from trees left standing in pastures. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threat is deforestation and loss of forest remnants. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Aechmea lugoi is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in Pastaza province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is deforestation and loss of forest remnants.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Aechmea lugoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 September 2014.
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