Puya roseana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Puya roseana
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 five subpopulations in Loja province, four of them between Saraguro and Loja and one on the Loja-Zamora road. All the records are of cultivated plants used to mark the borders of fields. Not know to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. It remains in the Endangered category proposed by the IUCN in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998).
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Puya roseana is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from five subpopulations in Loja province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Elevational range: 2,000–3,500 m
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Puya roseana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.
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