Puya parviflora


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 where it is known from seven collections in a small area of the wet southern paramos. The principal threat is the conversion of natural forest to pine plantations. Known to occur on the slopes of Cerro Toledo, inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. It remains in the Endangered category proposed by the IUCN in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Puya parviflora is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from seven collections from Loja and El Oro provinces.
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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): The principal threat is the conversion of natural forest to pine plantations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Puya parviflora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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