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Pitcairnia prolifera

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia prolifera
Species Authority: Rauh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) 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:
An epiphytic bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known from four subpopulations in Loja province. The type was collected on a Ceiba pentandra growing on the banks of the Río Catamayo. Another subpopulation has been recorded 2 km west of Tambo Negro in the Sozoranga-Macará road, a third in the Tundo reserve in Sozoranga and a fourth in the Bosque Petrificado de Puyango. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. This species grows on Ceiba trunks where it reproduces asexually by short stolons. The principal threat is conversion of dry and semideciduous forest to croplands. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia prolifera is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from four subpopulations in Loja province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.
Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pitcairnia prolifera. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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