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Pitcairnia caduciflora

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia caduciflora
Species Authority: Rauh & E.Gross

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2c; 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:
An epiphytic bromeliad endemic to Ecuador found only once in wet forests between Shell and Mera. Cultivated and flowered in the Heidelberg botanical garden. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threat is conversion of forests 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 caduciflora is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from only one location in Pastaza province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low Andean forest (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. Pitcairnia caduciflora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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