Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Pepinia alexanderi
Species Authority: H.Luther

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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)
A terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known from three subpopulations along the Méndez-Morona road: one in an uncertain locale and the others at kilometers 17 and 50. The species was collected in primary forests near the road. The principal threats are deforestation and colonization. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may be found in similar habitats of the Parque Nacional Sangay. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pepinia alexanderi is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from three subpopulations in Morona-Santiago province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amazonian forest (500–1,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are deforestation and colonization.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pepinia alexanderi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43274A10785127. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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