Mezobromelia brownii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Mezobromelia brownii
Species Authority: H.Luther

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 or terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador. Known only from the type specimen, collected at km 31 of the Gualaceo-Limón road in October 1989. The principal threat is conversion of forest to croplands. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be found in similar habitats in the southern section of the Parque Nacional Sangay. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Mezobromelia brownii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from the type specimen, collected from Morona-Santiago province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest until high altitude paramos (2,700 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Mezobromelia brownii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43272A10784845. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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