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Guzmania alcantareoides

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Guzmania alcantareoides
Species Authority: H.Luther

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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 bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known from a single population in the Cordillera del Cóndor. The type and all subsequent collections are from this population. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but similar habitats may occur in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The principal threat is deforestation caused by colonization and small-scale mining. 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: Guzmania alcantareoides is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from one population in Zamora-Chinchipe province.
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Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amazonian forest to low Andean forest (1,200–1,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is deforestation caused by colonization and small-scale mining.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur in any protected areas.
Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Guzmania alcantareoides. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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