Ilex costaricensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Celastrales Aquifoliaceae

Scientific Name: Ilex costaricensis
Species Authority: J.D. Sm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Mitré, M.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The largest populations are in the Cordillera de Talamanca between west Panama and east Costa Rica. Other smaller populations exist elsewhere, including one in the Volcán Mombacho in Nicaragua.
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; Nicaragua; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: In most sites the species is locally abundant.
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A species of evergreen moist montane forest or cloud forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unprotected forest is under some threat from logging and encroaching agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The largest populations are contained entirely within protected areas.

Citation: Mitré, M. 1998. Ilex costaricensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30657A9570425. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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