Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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)
An epiphytic bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known from at least 16 collections. Most of the records are from the eastern slopes of the Andes; two collections have been recorded on the western slopes of Cañar and El Oro provinces. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be present in similar habitats in protected areas of the eastern Andes. The principal threat is the conversion of forest to pasture. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Racinaea sinuosa is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from at least 16 subpopulations in Cañar, Loja, Napo, El Oro and Sucumbios provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Humid coastal forest (500–1,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Racinaea sinuosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43324A10796002. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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