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Guzmania aequatorialis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Guzmania aequatorialis
Species Authority: L.B.Sm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D1 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 or terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador. The type was found in 1956 on Mount Cajanuma, Loja province; it was cultivated and flowered in the Montreal Botanical Garden in 1958. No further collections have been made in this area. In 1973 a second subpopulation was recorded in Carchi province on the Túlcan-Maldonado road. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threat is conversion of Andean forest to croplands. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Guzmania aequatorialis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in Carchi and Loja provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest (2,000–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

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