Racinaea hauggiae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Racinaea hauggiae
Species Authority: (Rauh) J.R.Grant

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Assessor/s: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer/s: Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
An epiphytic bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known from a single collection in the southern Andes. Discovered in upper Andean forest between Cuenca and Girón in 1984. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threats are fires and the conversion of native forest to croplands. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Racinaea hauggiae is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from one population in Azuay province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest to high altitude paramos (2,500–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.
Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Racinaea hauggiae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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