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Pitcairnia hirtzii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia hirtzii H.Luther

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2a; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
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 six collections, apparently restricted to primary forests. The principal threats are deforestation produced by colonization of the Cordillera del Cóndor and the conversion of forest to croplands in Morona-Santiago province. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be found in similar habitats in the east of Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Considered Vulnerable because its geographic range is apparently smaller than 20,000 km². Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Pitcairnia hirtzii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from at least six collections from Morona-Santiago and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Low and high Andean forest (1,000–2,500 m).
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction due to deforestation from the colonization of the Cordillera del Cóndor and the subsequent conversion of forest to croplands in Morona-Santiago province.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Amended [top]

Amended reason: Replaced Old Threat Classifications Scheme code OLD 1 Habitat Loss/Degradation (human induced) with New Threat Classification Scheme codes 1.1. Residential & commercial development -> Housing & urban areas, 2.1.4. Agriculture & aquaculture -> Annual & perennial non-timber crops -> Scale Unknown/Unrecorded and 2.1.4. Agriculture & aquaculture -> Annual & perennial non-timber crops -> Scale Unknown/Unrecorded.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2017. Pitcairnia hirtzii. (amended version published in 2003) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T43292A117735607. . Downloaded on 12 December 2017.
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