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Guzmania foetida

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Guzmania foetida
Species Authority: Rauh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 where it is widely distributed in the Andean foothills of the southern Amazonian provinces. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be found in similar habitats in the Podocarpus, Sangay and Sumaco-Napo-Galeras protected areas. Near Threatened because the plant appears to adapt well to forest remnants and abandoned trees in pastures. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Guzmania foetida is endemic to Ecuador. It is widely distributed in Morona-Santiago, Napos, Pastaza, Tungurahua and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amazonian forest to low Andean forest (1,000–1,500 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 foetida. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 July 2014.
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