Pitcairnia alata 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia alata
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
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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 bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known from two subpopulations. The type was discovered along the Río Valladolid between Quebrada Honda and Tambo Valladolid. A second subpopulation has been found at kilometer 60.9 of the Yangana-Valladolid road, at 1,950 m elevation. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be present in similar habitats of the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The principal threat is the conversion of Andean forest to croplands. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia alata is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in Zamora-Chinchipe province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest (1,950–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pitcairnia alata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43281A10786447. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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