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Vriesea tillii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Vriesea tillii
Species Authority: Manzanares

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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:
An epiphytic bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is known only from the type, collected in a forest remnant near Gonzalo Pizarro on the Chaco-Gonzalo Pizarro road. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may be present in the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. The principal threat is the conversion of forest to croplands and pasture. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Vriesea tillii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from the type, collected in Sucumbios province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low Andean forest (1,800 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Vriesea tillii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2014.
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