Vriesea petraea 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Vriesea petraea (L.B.Sm.) L.B.Sm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2a; 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)
A lithophytic or terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known from three subpopulations: the type from the Llanos Payama in El Oro; another at kilometer 11.5 of the Loja-Catamayo road; and a third in Uritusinga near Loja. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network but may be present in similar habitats inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus, towards the Vilcabamba valley. The principal threat is human-started fires. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Vriesea petraea is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from three subpopulations in Loja and El Oro provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is human-started fires.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Vriesea petraea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43361A10799590. . Downloaded on 20 April 2018.
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