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Racinaea inconspicua

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Racinaea inconspicua
Species Authority: (Andrè) M.A.Spencer & L.B.Sm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) 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 two subpopulations: the type and a later collection made at the same locale between Niebli and the Pululahua crater; and a second between Chiriboga and Faisanes. Protected inside the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua. The principal threat is the conversion of forest to croplands. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Racinaea inconspicua is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in Pichincha province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low Andean forest (1,500–2,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is the conversion of forest to croplands.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Racinaea inconspicua. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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