Guzmania asplundii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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Assessor(s): Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
An epiphytic bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is widely distributed in low Andean forest of the Amazon provinces. Two subpopulations have been recorded inside the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras and it may occur in all the other protected areas on the eastern slopes. The species' reproductive system is adapted to isolated trees left standing in pastures and forest remnants, therefore the Least Concern category is suggested. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Guzmania asplundii is endemic to Ecuador. It is widely spread in Morona-Santiago, Napos, Pastaza, Sucumbios and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amazonian forest until low Andean forest (500–1,500 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. Guzmania asplundii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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