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Werauhia diantha

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Werauhia diantha
Species Authority: (H.Luther) J.R.Grant

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 from three subpopulations: the type on the road from Untal to finca of R. Quindis, to the south of Cerro Golondrinas; at kilometer 5 of the Maldonado-El Chical road; and in a forest remnant near Pedro Vicente Maldonado. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The principal threats are deforestation and the conversion of forest remnants to pasture. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Werauhia diantha is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from three subpopulations in Carchi and Pichincha provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low Andean forest (1,500–2,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are deforestation and 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. Werauhia diantha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 September 2014.
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