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Ocotea foetens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA LAURALES LAURACEAE

Scientific Name: Ocotea foetens
Species Authority: (Aiton) Benth. & Hook.f.
Common Name(s):
Spanish Til, Tilo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
History:
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

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:
Native:
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.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 October 2014.
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