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Mezobromelia fulgens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Mezobromelia fulgens
Species Authority: L.B.Sm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2a; B1ab(iii) 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. Four of the collections are from the Sabanillas paramo, between Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe, in high-Andean forest. One subpopulation has been recorded in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus where it is terrestrial in the shrubby paramo. The principal threats are conversion of forest to croplands, reforestation with Pinus radiata and fires set by humans.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Mezobromelia fulgens is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from five subpopulations in Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest to high altitude paramos (2,500–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are conversion of forest to croplands, reforestation with Pinus radiata and fires set by humans.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Mezobromelia fulgens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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