Greigia sodiroana 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Greigia sodiroana Mez

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
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)
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.
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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.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the main threat to this species, caused by the conversion of forests to croplands with the use of fires set by humans.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: known to occur within protected areas.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: Updated the threats documentation and replaced the Old Threats Scheme codes 100.1. Habitat Loss/Degradation (human induced) with 7.1.1. Natural system modifications -> Fire & fire suppression -> Increase in fire frequency/intensity and 2.1.4. Agriculture & aquaculture -> Annual & perennial non-timber crops -> Scale Unknown/Unrecorded.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2017. Greigia sodiroana (amended version of 2003 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T43230A117213887. . Downloaded on 23 April 2018.
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