Quercus costaricensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fagales Fagaceae

Scientific Name: Quercus costaricensis Liebm.
Common Name(s):
Spanish Roble Negro
Taxonomic Source(s): Trehane, P. 2007-2018. The Oak Names Checklist. Available at: (Accessed: 2 February 2016).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2e ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Nixon, K. <i>et al.</i>
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Occurring on Volcan Irazu and Cerro Chirripó, the species is restricted to an area of occupancy of less than 2,000 km².
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Montane forest.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although deforestation has been extensive in the past, these areas are now given some degree of protection.

Citation: Nixon, K. et al.. 1998. Quercus costaricensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30661A9564183. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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