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Guzmania poortmanii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Guzmania poortmanii
Species Authority: (Andrè) Andrè ex Mez

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2c; B1ab(iii) 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 and the only Guzmania species with purple flowers. Published in 1889 as Thecophyllum poortmannii André from a collection by H. Poortman between Cangonama and Chinchanga, Loja province. No collections have been made since and the area has been deforested and mostly converted to croplands raising the possibility that the species is extinct. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. 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 poortmanii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from the type specimen.
Countries:
Possibly extinct:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population: No collections have been made since and the area has been deforested and mostly converted to croplands, raising the possibility that the species is extinct.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest (2,000–2,500 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 poortmanii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2014.
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