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Vriesea strobeliae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Vriesea strobeliae
Species Authority: Rauh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c 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 Ecuador where it is known only from the type, recorded in a rocky area of the Río Paute which was subsequently severely impacted by the catastrophic Josefina landslide. No collections have been reported since the species' publication in 1975. Not know to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. Specific threats are unknown.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Vriesea strobeliae is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from the type, collected from Azuay province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dry Andean vegetation (2,000–2,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The only known population was severely impacted by the catastrophic Josefina landslide. Specific current threats are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Vriesea strobeliae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 September 2014.
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