Betula utilis ssp. albosinensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fagales Betulaceae

Scientific Name: Betula utilis D.Don ssp. albosinensis (Burkill) Ashburner & McAll.
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Chinese Red Birch
Betula albosinensis Burkill
Betula albosinensis var. septentrionalis C.K. Schneid. Ex Wilson
Betula bhojpattra var. sinensis Franch.
Betula utilis var. sinensis (Franch.) H.J.P. Winkl. in Engler

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-08-01
Assessor(s): Shaw, K., Roy , S. & Wilson, B.
Reviewer(s): Rivers, M.C. & Oldfield, S.

There is little information available about this taxon. Further research is required. It is assessed here as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This taxon occurs in China from western Sichuan, northwards into Gansu and Shaanxi and eastwards into Hubei, and in provinces to the east and north.
Countries occurrence:
China (Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1000
Upper elevation limit (metres):4400
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Population [top]

Population:Examination of recent living collections has shown that there are many subpopulations in northwest Yunnan and Sichuan which cannot be placed in either B. utilis ssp. utilis or ssp. albosinensis because they either have intermediate characters or various combinations of the different characters.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a tree to 35 m in height and it forms a component of cool temperate mixed or mainly conifer forest. It is found in openings in forests, screes and rocky places in the mountains.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Is cultivated for ornamental use. The wood is hard, dense and rather brittle, it is used for many purposes.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this taxon are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation actions reported for this taxon.

Citation: Shaw, K., Roy , S. & Wilson, B. 2014. Betula utilis ssp. albosinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T194254A2306543. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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