Guzmania kentii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Guzmania kentii
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 or terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador. Known from four collections of the same population on the Buenos Aires road, which branches off from the Salinas-Lita road. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threat for is the conversion of forest to croplands. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Guzmania kentii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from only one population in Imbabura province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low Andean forest (1,500–1,700 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat for is the 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 kentii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43256A10790842. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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