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Pepinia carnososepala

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pepinia carnososepala
Species Authority: (Rauh & E.Gross) 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:
A terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador. Known from three subpopulations: the type subpopulation on the riverbanks of the Río Pastaza between Shell and Mera; on the riverbanks of the Río Shiti in the Cordillera de Huacamayos; and in the Jatun Sacha private reserve. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threat is conversion of forests to croplands. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pepinia carnososepala is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from three subpopulations in Napo and Pastaza provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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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 threat is conversion of forests to croplands.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pepinia carnososepala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2014.
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