Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Puya sodiroana
Species Authority: Mez

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 Andean subpopulations, three of them in Pichincha province. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network and, since few protected areas contain similar habitats on the western slopes of the Andes, the species is seriously threatened by habitat conversion to croplands and fires. Classified as Endangered by the IUCN in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998). Reassessed as Vulnerable under the IUCN Categories and Criteria version 3.1. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Puya sodiroana is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from five subpopulations in Azuay, Cotopaxi and Pichincha provinces.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low and high Andean forest (1,500–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is threatened by habitat conversion to croplands and fires.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Puya sodiroana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43317A10794747. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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