Picconia excelsa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Picconia excelsa
Species Authority: (Aiton) DC.
Common Name(s):
Spanish Palo Blaco

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable C1, D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bañares, A. <i>et al.</i>
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has a fragmented distribution but still appears to be relatively frequent in areas of cloud forest above 1,000 m on the Canaries.
Portugal (Madeira); Spain (Canary Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: It is rare and scattered over a slightly wider altitudinal range in laurisilva on Madeira.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Cloud forest and laurisilva.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In the past it was exploited for its timber.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Now included in regional legislation.

Citation: Bañares, A. et al. 1998. Picconia excelsa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 05 March 2015.
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