Guzmania striata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Guzmania striata
Species Authority: L.B.Sm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(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 where it is known from the 1956 type collection in a tree located on the banks of the Río Pastaza. There have been no new collections in the last 43 years despite many searches, suggesting that the species might be extinct. The habitat of the species has been totally destroyed by forest conversion to croplands. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Guzmania striata is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from the type collection from Pastaza province.
Possibly extinct:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amazonian forest to low Andean forest (900 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of the species has been totally destroyed by 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 striata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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