Vriesea arpocalyx 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name: Vriesea arpocalyx (Andrè) L.B.Sm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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)
A lithophytic or terrestrial bromeliad endemic to the Ecuadorian Andes. The largest subpopulations are near Ambato on the Vía Flores and on the Pelileo-Baños road where they cover large xerophytic areas. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The species is terrestrial, grows on rocks along creeks and is only threatened when those areas are burned.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Vriesea arpocalyx is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from five subpopulations in Azuay, Chimborazo and Tungurahua provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Dry Andean vegetation to low Andean forest (1500–3000 m).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Fire is the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.9. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
3. Shrubland -> 3.5. Shrubland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
7. Natural system modifications -> 7.1. Fire & fire suppression -> 7.1.3. Trend Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

Bibliography [top]

Gilmartin, A.J. 1972. The Bromeliaceae of Ecuador. Phanerogamarum Monographiae 4: 1-255.

Grant, J.R. 1993. True Tillandsias misplaced in Vriesea (Bromeliaceae: Tillandsioideae). Phytologia 75(2): 170-175.

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

Luther, H.E. 1989. A provisional checklist of the Bromeliaceae of Ecuador. Phytologia 67: 312-330.

Smith, L.B. and Downs, R.J. 1977. Tillandsioideae (Bromeliaceae). Flora Neotropica 14(2): 663-1492.

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. Vriesea arpocalyx. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43355A10799530. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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