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Pitcairnia dodsonii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia dodsonii
Species Authority: H.Luther

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 terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known from at least 12 collections and perhaps six subpopulations. Four of the collections are from the Gualaceo-Limón road, at kilometers 16, 30 and 40, and near Limón Antenas; three others are in the Cordillera del Cóndor; and five are in the Cordillera de Huacamayos. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may occur in the Sangay and Sumaco-Napo-Galeras protected areas. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia dodsonii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from six subpopulations in Morona-Santiago, Napo and Zamora-Chinchipe 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 dodsonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 September 2014.
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