Guzmania hirtzii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Guzmania hirtzii
Species Authority: H.Luther

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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. Known from two subpopulations: a Napo subpopulation with five records between Cuyuja and Baeza; and a Carchi subpopulation on the Túlcan-Maldonado road. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be found in similar habitats of the southern region of the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras. The principal threat is deforestation produced by colonization and the timber industry. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Guzmania hirtzii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in Carchi and Napo provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low and high Andean forest (1,500–2,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is deforestation produced by colonization and the timber industry.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Guzmania hirtzii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43251A10790526. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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