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Pitcairnia cosangaensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia cosangaensis
Species Authority: Gilmartin

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 from three subpopulations in Morona-Santiago and five in Napo. The species appears to be well adapted to shrubby remnants near roads. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be found in similar habitats of the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras and the Parque Nacional Sangay. A very adaptable species due to its vegetative reproductive system and not currently considered threatened. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia cosangaensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from three subpopulations in Morona-Santiago and Napo provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low and high Andean forest (1,500–2,500 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 cosangaensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 July 2014.
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