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Pitcairnia reflexiflora

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia reflexiflora
Species Authority: Andrè

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c 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 seven Andean subpopulations. Deforestation is reducing the species' habitat loss and leading to a rapid decrease in the population. Not confirmed inside Ecuador's protected areas network but two collections have been made near the Parque Nacional Cajas. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia reflexiflora is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from seven subpopulations in Azuay, Cañar, Chimborazo, El oro and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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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): Deforestation is reducing the species' habitat loss and leading to a rapid decrease in the population.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pitcairnia reflexiflora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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