Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Bromeliales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Aechmea roeseliae
Species Authority: H.Luther

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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)
An epiphytic bromeliad endemic to Ecuador's eastern Andean slopes. One subpopulation has been recorded in the Cordillera de Huacamayos and two in the Parque Nacional-Sumaco Napo-Galeras on the Hollín-Coca road. Its habitat is the lower strata of primary forests and its principal threat is deforestation due to colonization of areas near the road. Probably occurs in the Reserva Ecológica Antisana and the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Aechmea roeseliae is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from three subpopulations in Napos and El Oro provinces.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Amazonian forest to low Andean forest (1,000–1,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threat is deforestation due to colonization of areas near the road.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.9. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
suitability: Unknown  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Residential & commercial development -> 1.1. Housing & urban areas
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

5. Biological resource use -> 5.3. Logging & wood harvesting -> 5.3.5. Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2003. 2003 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 18 November 2003.

Valencia, R., Pitman, N., León-Yánez, S. and Jørgensen, P.M. (eds). 2000. Libro Rojo de las Plantas Endémicas del Ecuador 2000. Publicaciones del Herbario QCA, Ponticicia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.

Citation: Manzanares, J.M. & Pitman, N. 2003. Aechmea roeseliae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43226A10788315. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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