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Pitcairnia pavonii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia pavonii
Species Authority: Mez

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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 the Ecuadorian Andes. Most of the 10 collections have been made in rocky areas or along creeks where the principal threats are fires started by people. Not know to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia pavonii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from ten collections from Azuay, Bolívar, Cañar, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Guayas and Pichincha provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low Andean forest and dry Andean vegetation to high altitude paramos (2,000–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are fires started by people.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.
Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pitcairnia pavonii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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