Puya pygmaea 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2a 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 has been recorded in seven locales of the wet southern paramos. Confirmed to occur in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The principal threats are slash and burn agriculture and pine plantations. Classified as Endangered in the 1997 Red List, but now the Vulnerable category is suggested. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Puya pygmaea is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from seven locations in Azuay, Loja and Morona-Santiago provinces.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Humid paramos (3,000–4,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are slash and burn agriculture and pine plantations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Puya pygmaea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43314A10794348. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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