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Pitcairnia bergii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia bergii
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
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 five collections: four on the Chilla-Pasaje road at kilometers 13.5 and 20, and one on the Uzhcurrumi-Chilla road at kilometer 10. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The species adapts well to road openings, forming dense groups but until new records are found it is considered Endangered due to a geographic range smaller than 5,000 km². Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia bergii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in El Oro province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pitcairnia bergii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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