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Guzmania rubrolutea

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Guzmania rubrolutea
Species Authority: Rauh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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:
A terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known from six records in Sucumbiós province. Three were collected in small waterfalls on the Borja-Gonzalo Pizarro road and three others were collected in the surroundings of the San Rafael waterfall. The species' habitat is exclusively near waterfalls or in very wet areas with flowing water. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network but could be present in similar habitats of the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Guzmania rubrolutea is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from four subpopulations in Sucumbios province.
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): 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 rubrolutea. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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