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Pitcairnia stevensonii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia stevensonii
Species Authority: H.Luther & Whitten

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) 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:
An epiphytic bromeliad endemic to Ecuador's western Andean slopes. Known from three locales: the type subpopulation, found near Pachical at km 104 of the Quito-Puerto Quito road; in rainforest near Pedro Vicente Maldonado; and in primary forest near San Miguel de los Bancos. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threats are deforestation caused by timber extraction and agriculture. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia stevensonii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from 3 subpopulations in Pichincha province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Humid coastal forest (500–1,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are deforestation caused by timber extraction and agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pitcairnia stevensonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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