Racinaea tripinnata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c 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 or terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where at least ten collections have been made in windy and cloudy upper-Andean forest. Most of the collections are from Loja province where it has been confirmed to grow in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. The principal threats are the conversion of forest to croplands and fires set by humans. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Racinaea tripinnata is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from at least ten collections in Azuay, Chimborazo, Loja, Morona-Santiago and El Oro provinces.
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Racinaea tripinnata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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