Pitcairnia devansayana 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia devansayana
Species Authority: Andrè ex Baker

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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)
A terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador. Known from three subpopulations: the type, south of Monte Chimborazo at 2,000 m elevation; another near El Pangui on the Zamora road, at 1,100 m elevation; and at km 10 of the Nono-Tandayapi road at 2,200 m elevation. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threats are conversion of forest to croplands and pasture. 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 devansayana is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from three subpopulations in Carchi, Pichincha and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest (1,100–2,200 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are conversion of forest to croplands and pasture.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pitcairnia devansayana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43287A10787420. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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