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Pitcairnia violascens 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Pitcairnia violascens L.B.Sm.

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:
A terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it grows in trail cuts and rocky areas near Huigra. During the dry season the plant loses its leaves, surviving as thorny pseudobulbs. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network. Not considered Endangered due to its asexual reproduction via short stolons and high levels of seed production. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Pitcairnia violascens is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from six subpopulations in Cañar, Chimborazo, Loja and El Oro provinces.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Dry coastal forest to dry Andean vegetation (1,000–2,500 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 violascens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43302A10792192. . Downloaded on 22 September 2018.
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