Puya glomerifera 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Puya glomerifera Mez & Sodiro

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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Assessor(s): Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is widely distributed in the inter-Andean valley. Of the 23 known collections, one has been made in the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa and eight in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. The species is used to mark property boundaries and as living fences due to its spiny leaves. In 1997 the species was classified as Rare; now, with better information about this species, the Least Concern category is suggested. One specimen has been reported from Peru, but it needs to be confirmed. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Puya glomerifera is endemic to Ecuador. It is widely distributed in Azuay, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Imbabura, Loja, Pichincha and Tungurahua provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Dry Andean vegetation to dry and humid paramos (1,500–4,500 m).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the only threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Puya glomerifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43308A10793162. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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