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Pitcairnia clarkii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia clarkii
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 hemiepiphytic and terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known only from the type, collected by J. Clark in the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul. The principal threats are deforestation and colonization. Considered Endangered due to a geographic range potentially confined to the Cordillera Mache-Chindul. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia clarkii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from the type, collected in Esmeralda province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Humid coastal forest to sub-montane coastal forest (400–600 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are deforestation and colonization.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pitcairnia clarkii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.
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