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Pitcairnia hirtzii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia hirtzii
Species Authority: H.Luther

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2a; 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 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.

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:
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 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 hirtzii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 September 2014.
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