Guzmania ecuadorensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Guzmania ecuadorensis Gilmartin

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2a; B1ab(iii) 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 or terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador. Three of the four recorded subpopulations are from Bolívar province: the type collection on the Tablas road; at km 100 of the Echeandia-Salinas road; and near Guaranda. The locale of the fourth collection is unknown. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may be found in similar habitats of the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. The principal threat is conversion of forest to croplands. In the 1997 IUCN Red List, the species was classified as Indeterminate; now the information available information suggests the Endangered category. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Guzmania ecuadorensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from four subpopulations in Bolívar and Chimborazo provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:High Andean forest to high altitude shrubland (2,500–3,500 m).

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Guzmania ecuadorensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43243A10790008. . Downloaded on 22 May 2018.
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