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Guzmania zakii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Guzmania zakii
Species Authority: H.Luther

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's Amazonian lowlands. Known from four collections: two from the Auca road, 4 km to the south of Río Tigüino; a third from the Laguna Grande in the Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno; and a fourth in a forest remnant between Gualaquiza and Zamora. The principal threat for the habitat is deforestation produced by oil extraction and colonization. May be present in similar habitats of the Parque Nacional Yasuní. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Guzmania zakii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from three subpopulations in Pastaza, Sucumbios and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amazonian mainland forest (250–500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat for the habitat is deforestation produced by oil extraction and colonization.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Guzmania zakii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.
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