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Aechmea napoensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Aechmea napoensis
Species Authority: L.B.Sm. & M.A.Spencer

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 at least six collections on the eastern slopes of the Andes. Recorded at kilometers 12, 5, 19 and 89 of the Tena-Puyo road and at kilometer 47 of the Puyo-Macas road. One record is inside the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras and others may be found in the Parque Nacional Llanganates and the Parque Nacional Sangay. Forms dense colonies connected by short stolons in trees left standing in pastures. The principal threat is the conversion of forest to croplands. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Aechmea napoensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from at least six collections from napos and Pastaza provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amazonian forest to low Andean forest (250–1,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is the conversion of forest to croplands.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Aechmea napoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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