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Guzmania atrocastanea 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Guzmania atrocastanea H.Luther

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 or terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Andean Ecuador. Known from four subpopulations in the southeast of the country: on the Sígsig-Chigüinda road at an altitude of 2,500 m; near Limón in the region of Antenas; on the Yangana-Valladolid road at an altitude of 2,800 m; and on Cerro Toledo inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. At least two subpopulations are threatened by deforestation and agriculture. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Guzmania atrocastanea is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from four subpopulations in Loja, Morona-Santiago, Pastaza and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the main threat to this species. At least two subpopulations are threatened by deforestation and agriculture.

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
2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.1. Annual & perennial non-timber crops -> 2.1.4. Scale Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.3. Livestock farming & ranching -> 2.3.4. Scale Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ 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 -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.1. Species mortality

Bibliography [top]

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

Luther, H.E. and Sieff, E. 1994. De Rebus Bromeliacearum-I. Selbyana 15: 9-93.

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. Guzmania atrocastanea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43237A10789532. . Downloaded on 21 July 2018.
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