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Greigia atrobrunnea

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Greigia atrobrunnea
Species Authority: H.Luther

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:
A terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where two subpopulations are known in the northern Andes. The type was discovered in September 1981 at kilometer 29 of the Quito-Chiriboga road. A second collection was made in Tabla Chupa in the Cantón Cotacachi of Imbabura province. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. Occurs abundantly in upper Andean forest where it forms dense groups which are occasionally found in flower. Easily mistaken for G. mulfordii. 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: Greigia atrobrunnea is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in Imbabura and Pichincha provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest (3,000–3,500 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 in any protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Greigia atrobrunnea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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