Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Tillandsia cernua
Species Authority: 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 bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known from two subpopulations in the Andes of Azuay province. The type was collected in an unknown paramo locale and the other subpopulation recorded in a high-elevation Andean forest remnant 3 km along the Sígsig-Chigüinda road, 2,500 m above sea level. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threat is the conversion of Andean 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: Tillandsia cernua is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in Azuay province.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High Andean forest to high altitude paramos (2,000–4,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Tillandsia cernua. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43331A10797343. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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