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Werauhia paupera

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA BROMELIALES BROMELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Werauhia paupera
Species Authority: (Mez & Sodiro) J.R.Grant

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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:
An epiphytic or terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Ecuador where it is widely distributed in the coastal forest of Esmeraldas province. One subpopulation is protected inside the Reserva Etnica Awá and another in the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul. The subpopulations outside of Ecuador’s protected areas network are threatened by 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: Werauhia paupera is endemic to Ecuador. It is widely distributed in Carchi, Esmeralda and Pichincha provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Humid to sub-montane coastal forest (0–1000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The populations not inside Ecuador’s protected areas network are threatened by 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. Werauhia paupera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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