Tillandsia cucullata 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Tillandsia cucullata
Species Authority: L.B.Sm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 four subpopulations in high-elevation Andean cloudforest. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be present in the Reserva Ecológica Antisana. The principal threat is the conversion of forests to croplands and pasture. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Tillandsia cucullata is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from four subpopulations in Azuay, Napo and Sucumbios provinces.
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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 threat is the conversion of forests to croplands and pasture.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Tillandsia cucullata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43332A10797467. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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