Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia sodiroi
Species Authority: Mez

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 Ecuador where it is widely distributed in Pichincha province and known from at least 30 collections. Two subpopulations have been found in the Bosque Protector de Maquipucuna, in the Río Guajalito private reserve, one in the Bosque Protector Pahuma and two in the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia sodiroi is endemic to Ecuador, occurring in Cotopaxi, Manabí and Pichincha provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low and high Andean forest (1,500–3,000 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 sodiroi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43299A10789150. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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