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Tillandsia zarumensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Tillandsia zarumensis
Species Authority: Gilmartin

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Assessor/s: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer/s: Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A lithophytic or terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known from two subpopulations: the type between Corredores and Cashatambo, in the north of Zaruma province and a second subpopulation on the old Catamayo-Loja road. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’ protected areas network. Threatened by fires and the spread of pine plantations. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Tillandsia zarumensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from two subpopulations in Loja and El Oro provinces.
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Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: High altitude dry and humid paramos (2,500–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threatened by fires and the spread of pine plantations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.
Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Tillandsia zarumensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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