Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Guzmania osyana
Species Authority: (E.Morren) Mez

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii) 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. The species' seeds were collected by G. Wallis in 1875, and cultivated in the Liege Botanical Garden (Belgium) where they flowered in September 1885. After 59 years, M. Acosta-Solís found another subpopulation in El Almendral, Cantón Cotacocha, Loja province, between 1,800 and 2,200 m. A third subpopulation was recorded in Bolívar province, between Chillanes and Febres Cordero, in 1999. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The habitat of the species has been largely deforested and subpopulations occur only in forest remnants along creeks. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Guzmania osyana is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from three subpopulations in Bolívar and Loja provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Coastal forest until low Andean forest (500–2,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of the species has been largely deforested and populations occur only in forest remnants along creeks.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Guzmania osyana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43259A10784317. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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