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Pitcairnia unilateralis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia unilateralis
Species Authority: L.B.Sm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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 coastal Ecuador where it is known from two subpopulations in Guayas and three in Manabí. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be present in the Parque Nacional Machalilla. Few threats are apparent because the plant apparently adapts well to artificial environments like road cuts.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pitcairnia unilateralis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from five subpopulations in Guayas and Manabí provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Humid coastal forest (0–1,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Few threats are apparent because the plant apparently adapts well to artificial environments like road cuts.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pitcairnia unilateralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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