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Puya angelensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Puya angelensis
Species Authority: E.Gross & Rauh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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 is known from three collections on the San Isidro-El Angel road between 3,000 and 3,500 m. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be present in the shrubby paramo of the Reserva Ecológica El Angel. The principal threat is fire set by humans. Cultivated as a hedge because of its spiny leaves. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Puya angelensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from three collections from carchi province.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:High Andean forest to high altitude paramos (3,000–3,500 m).
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is fire set by humans.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Puya angelensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43304A10792573. . Downloaded on 02 December 2016.
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