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Greigia sodiroana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Greigia sodiroana
Species Authority: Mez

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:
A terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is widely distributed in high-elevation Andean forest and shrubby paramo forming dense caulescent groups on riverbanks or other very wet places. Occurs frequently in the understorey of remnant forests of the western and central mountains of Azuay (F. Serrano, pers. comm.). One collection has been recorded in the Parque Nacional Cajas, in the Llaviuco area. The principal threats are conversion of forest to croplands and fires set by humans. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Greigia sodiroana is endemic to Ecuador. It is widely distributed in high-altitude areas of Azuay, Loja and Pichincha provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest to high altitude shrubland (2,000–>4,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: known to occur within protected areas.

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