Ocotea foetens 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Laurales Lauraceae

Scientific Name: Ocotea foetens (Aiton) Baill.
Common Name(s):
Spanish Til, Tilo
Keiria lutea Bowdich
Laurus foetens Aiton
Taxonomic Source(s): The Plant List. 2017. The Plant List. Version 1.1. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Canary Islands and Madeira. Subpopulations in both island groups are scattered and fragmented as a result of past habitat loss and timber exploitation.
Countries occurrence:
Portugal (Madeira); Spain (Canary Is.)
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Population [top]

Population:The subpopulation in the Canary Islands has not been properly censored but probably contains fewer than 10,000 individuals in total. In Madeira it is possible that subpopulation numbers are increasing with the expansion of laurisilva.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:One of the major components of laurisilva.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The most serious threat in the present day is fire.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed in government legislation of 1991.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Ocotea foetens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30328A9537184. . Downloaded on 18 November 2017.
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