Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia simulans
Species Authority: H.Luther

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 hemiepiphytic and terrestrial bromeliad endemic to the western Andean slopes of Ecuador where at least 19 subpopulations are known. Widely distributed in Carchi province, including eight subpopulations in the Reserva Etnica Awá. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be present in similar habitats in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia simulans is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from at least 19 subpopulations in Carchi, Esmeralda, Pichincha and Los Ríos provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Humid coastal forest to low Andean forest (500–1,500 m)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pitcairnia simulans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43298A10789032. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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