Tillandsia umbellata 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Tillandsia umbellata
Species Authority: Andrè

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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 but cultivated worldwide for its beautiful blue and white flowers. In Ecuador it is known from three collections: one between Ambocas and El Cisne; another between La Hamaca and Catacocha; and a third close to Piñas. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threat is the conversion of forest to croplands and pasture. 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 umbellata is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from three collections from Loja and El Oro 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 croplands and pasture.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Tillandsia umbellata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43351A10799243. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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