Pinus armandii var. armandii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pinus armandii var. armandii
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Armand's Pine

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-01-28
Assessor(s): Farjon, A.
Reviewer(s): Thomas, P.
Very widespread and common in some areas.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from China (Chongqing, S Gansu, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, extreme SE Xizang  [Tibet]) and  N Myanmar [Burma].
China (Chongqing, Gansu, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Tibet [or Xizang], Yunnan); Myanmar
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Population [top]

Population: The population trend is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Pinus armandii occurs in mountains at altitudes from 900 m to 3,500 m a.s.l.; usually in association with other conifers and seldom in pure stands. Common conifer genera in these mixed forests are Abies, Picea, Pseudotsuga, and in SW China also Larix. More often than these conifers, the pines tend to occupy rocky areas with thin soils where other trees, among them angiosperms, are less competitive.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This pine is a notable ornamental tree in China and it was introduced to France by Armand David in 1895. It remains an uncommon tree in gardens and parks outside China, but has spread to arboreta in many parts of the world. As a timber tree it is of limited value and exploited only for local use.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Logging for local use could have impacted this most common and wide-spread of the varieties of Pinus armandii. A governmental ban on logging in China probably has little impact, as this is not a commercial timber tree. The threat is therefore thought to be insubstantial.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This variety is present in some protected areas.

Citation: Farjon, A. 2013. Pinus armandii var. armandii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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