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Racinaea euryelytra

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Racinaea euryelytra
Species Authority: J.R.Grant

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4ac 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:
An epiphytic bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known from seven locales in the shrubby paramo of the southern provinces. Two subpopulations occur in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus on the trail to Las Lagunas del Compadre and on Cerro Toledo. The principal threats are the conversion of forest to croplands and fires set by people. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Racinaea euryelytra is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from seven subpopulations in Loja, Morona-Santiago and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High altitude paramos (3,000–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are the conversion of forest to croplands and fires set by people.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Racinaea euryelytra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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