Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) 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 seven subpopulations mostly in trees left standing in pastures and shrubby vegetation remnants. Two collections have been made in the Maquipucuna private reserve and one subpopulation occurs in the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua. The species' adaptability to disturbed areas lessens its threatened status.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Racinaea tandapiana is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from seven subpopulations in Imbabura and Pichincha provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Racinaea tandapiana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43325A10796123. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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