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Guzmania puyoensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Guzmania puyoensis
Species Authority: Rauh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 two records: one near Puyo and another in Chiviaza, near Limón, at an altitude of 1,300 m. Both areas are threatened by deforestation due to colonization. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be found in similar habitats in the Parque Nacional Llanganates and the northern segment of the Parque Nacional Sangay. 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 puyoensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in Morona-Santiago and Tungurahua provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Both subpopulations are threatened by deforestation due to colonization.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Guzmania puyoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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