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Vriesea arpocalyx

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Vriesea arpocalyx
Species Authority: (Andrè) L.B.Sm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
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)
Justification:
A lithophytic or terrestrial bromeliad endemic to the Ecuadorian Andes. The largest subpopulations are near Ambato on the Vía Flores and on the Pelileo-Baños road where they cover large xerophytic areas. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The species is terrestrial, grows on rocks along creeks and is only threatened when those areas are burned.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Vriesea arpocalyx is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from five subpopulations in Azuay, Chimborazo and Tungurahua provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dry Andean vegetation to low Andean forest (1500–3000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Fire is the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Vriesea arpocalyx. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.
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