Guzmania xanthobractea 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Guzmania xanthobractea Gilmartin

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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Assessor(s): Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A mainly terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is widely distributed in Pichincha province. Known from 12 collections, two of them in the Maquipucuna private reserve and another in the Río Guajalito private reserve. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be found in similar habitats of the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. The principal threat is deforestation. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Guzmania xanthobractea is endemic to Ecuador. It occurs in Cañar, Imbabura, Loja, El Oro and Pichincha provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Coastal forest to low Andean forest (500–2,000 m).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Guzmania xanthobractea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43270A10791617. . Downloaded on 23 April 2018.
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