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Guzmania pseudospectabilis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Guzmania pseudospectabilis
Species Authority: H.Luther

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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. Known from four collections of three subpopulations: the type collection in the mountains above Lita; on the Maldonado-El Chical road; and on the trail to the Mindo waterfall. None of the subpopulations are inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but the species could be found in similar habitats of the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. The principal threat is forest conversion to croplands. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Guzmania pseudospectabilis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from three subpopulations in Carchi, Imbabura and Pichincha provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low Andean forest (1,500–2,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is forest conversion to croplands.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Guzmania pseudospectabilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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