Map_thumbnail_large_font

Puya eryngioides

Status_ne_offStatus_dd_offStatus_lc_onStatus_nt_offStatus_vu_offStatus_en_offStatus_cr_offStatus_ew_offStatus_ex_off

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Puya eryngioides
Species Authority: Andrè

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 widely distributed in the wet paramos in the southern Andes, forming dense groups joined by short underground stolons. One subpopulation occurs in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The principal threats are fires set by people and conversion of forest to pine plantations or croplands. Classified as Vulnerable in 1997; now, with more available information, the Least Concern category is suggested. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.
History:
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Puya eryngioides is widely distributed in Azuay, Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: high altitude, humid paramos (2,500–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are fires set by people and conversion of forest to pine plantations or croplands.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Puya eryngioides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please fill in the feedback form so that we can correct or extend the information provided