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Pitcairnia aequatorialis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia aequatorialis
Species Authority: L.B.Sm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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:
A terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known from three subpopulations: one near Huigra; another on the road cuts 1 km before arriving at Pallatanga from Riobamba; and the largest subpopulation, 5 km from Sisabamba on the way to Huigra where the species covers the road cuts, forming dense groups. There are no known subpopulations in remote zones and the species is not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The plant apparently adapts well to artificial environments formed in road constructions due to an effective reproduction system. Considered Endangered nevertheless because its geographic range is less than 5,000 km².

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia aequatorialis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from three subpopulatins in Chimborazo province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Coastal forest to low Andean forest (500–1,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

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

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