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Ilex costaricensis

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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
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Mitré, M.
History:
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

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:
Native:
Costa Rica; Nicaragua; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: In most sites the species is locally abundant.

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 November 2014.
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