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Vriesea limonensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Vriesea limonensis
Species Authority: Rauh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2a; 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:
An epiphytic bromeliad endemic to Ecuador's southern Andes where it is known from eight collections from four subpopulations in Limón, Chigüinda, Pan de Azúcar and the Yangana-Valladolid road. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threat is the conversion of forest remnants to pasture. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Vriesea limonensis is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from four subpopulations in Azuay, Morona-Santiago and Zamoro-Chinchipe provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amazonian forest to low Andean forest (1,000–2,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.
Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Vriesea limonensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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