Aechmea patriciae 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Aechmea patriciae
Species Authority: H.Luther

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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's Amazonian lowlands where it is known only from the type, collected near Kawapi. In November 1995, seeds were collected from a fruiting specimen, germinated and cultivated and the plant flowered in June 1999. Not recorded inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may occur in the Parque Nacional Yasuní. The locale is being deforested due to colonization. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Aechmea patriciae is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from the type collection from Pastaza province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amazonian and periodically flooded mainland forest (250–500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The locale is being deforested due to colonization.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Aechmea patriciae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43225A10788194. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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