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Guzmania barbiei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Guzmania barbiei
Species Authority: Rauh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 bromeliad endemic to Ecuador's coastal forest where it is known only from the type, found near Bucay. Additional specimens have been prepared from private collections of the type specimen. Given its characteristics, the species may be a natural hybrid between G. monostachia (L.) Rusby ex Mez and Tillandsia complanata Benth. This may be the reason why there have not been further records from the collection locale. 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 barbiei is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from the type specimen, colleted from Guayas province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dry coastal forest (0–500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Guzmania barbiei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.
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