Guzmania fuerstenbergiana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Guzmania fuerstenbergiana
Species Authority: (C.E.Kirchhoff & Wittm.) Wittm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4ac ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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)
An epiphytic bromeliad endemic to Ecuador's coastal lowlands. The eight collections are all from primary or remnant forests which implies a serious threat given that the majority of Ecuador's coastal foothill forest has been converted to croplands. Not know to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The only type was apparently destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Guzmania fuerstenbergiana is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from eight collections from Bolívar, Esmeralda, Guayas, Imbabura, El Oro and Pichincha provinces.
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dry coastal forest to sub-montane coastal forest (0–1,000 m)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The majority of Ecuador's coastal foothill forest has been converted to croplands.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Guzmania fuerstenbergiana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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