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Pitcairnia oblongifolia

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia oblongifolia
Species Authority: L.B.Sm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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 occurs in semideciduous or dry forests in the south. The type was discovered in rocky areas near Piñas, at 750 m elevation. According to X. Cornejo, the species is seen occasionally on the roads near Zaruma. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threat is conversion of forest to croplands. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia oblongifolia is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from six subpopulations in Loja and El Oro provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Coastal forest to dry semi deciduous forest (500–1,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is conversion of forest to croplands.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pitcairnia oblongifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 October 2014.
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