Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia lutescens
Species Authority: Mez & Sodiro

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4ac 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. The type specimen was collected in 1875 near Miligalli on the Monte Corazón. One hundred and thirteen years after the first collection, by which time it was considered extinct, a second collection was made in an unknown locale of Azuay in 1988. This collection was cultivated and flowered. There is now a third collection, by X. Cornejo, from the Molleturo-Guayaquil old road. Not know to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threat is conversion of its habitat into croplands. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia lutescens is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from three subpopulations in Azuay and Pichincha provinces.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is conversion of its habitat into croplands.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pitcairnia lutescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43293A10788389. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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