Puya obconica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Puya obconica
Species Authority: L.B.Sm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii); C2a(i) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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)
A terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador, known from four subpopulations in southern Ecuador: the type subpopulation at the Nudo de Sabanillas and three others on the Yangana-Valladolid road, on the slopes of Cerro Toledo inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Principal threats are fires set by people and the conversion of forest to croplands. In 1997 the IUCN listed this species as Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998).
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Puya obconica is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from four subpopulations in Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest to high altitude paramos (2,000–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threats are fires set by people and the conversion of forest to croplands.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Puya obconica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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