17200 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 20220327|
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Locality: Bahia, Brazil -
Photographer: Everton Hilo de Souza
- Note: Everton Hilo de Souza (2022-03-27) - Cryptanthus cruzalmensis is a terrestrial species which grows on the shaded forest floor in a Atlantic Forest fragment known as Mata do Cazuzinha, in the urban area of Cruz das Almas city, in Bahia state.
Its population is composed of medium groups of individuals more or less sparsely distributed in the area with a population estimated in ca. 250 specimens. The uncontrolled visitation in the area, which is a public park in the neighborhood of the city, combined with the absence of any extra conservation measure, constitutes a serious threat to C. cruzalmensis. So, it can be classified as a critically endangered species (CR) according to the criteria B2 ab + ii + iii of IUCN (2012).