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Guzmania teuscheri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 or terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is widely distributed in Pichincha province. Not know to occur Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be present in similar habitats of the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. One collection has been made in the Maquipucuna private reserve. The principal threat is conversion of forests to croplands. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Guzmania teuscheri is endemic to Ecuador. It occurs in Azuay, Cañar, Cotopaxi, Guayas, Loja, Manabí and Pichincha provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Coastal forest to low Andean forest (500–1,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Guzmania teuscheri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 November 2014.
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