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Puya retrorsa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Puya retrorsa
Species Authority: Gilmartin

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 paramos of Cotopaxi and Chimborazo provinces. Confirmed to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network with five subpopulations in the Parque Nacional Cotopaxi and one in the Quilotoa private reserve. The species is used to mark property boundaries. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology: Dry Andean vegetation to dry paramos (3,000–4,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Puya retrorsa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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