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Guzmania atrocastanea

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Guzmania atrocastanea
Species Authority: H.Luther

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 Andean Ecuador. Known from four subpopulations in the southeast of the country: on the Sígsig-Chigüinda road at an altitude of 2,500 m; near Limón in the region of Antenas; on the Yangana-Valladolid road at an altitude of 2,800 m; and on Cerro Toledo inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. At least two subpopulations are threatened by deforestation and agriculture. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Guzmania atrocastanea is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from four subpopulations in Loja, Morona-Santiago, Pastaza and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low and high Andean forest (2,000–2,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the main threat to this species. At least two subpopulations are threatened by deforestation and agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Guzmania atrocastanea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 September 2014.
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