Lithocarpus formosanus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fagales Fagaceae

Scientific Name: Lithocarpus formosanus (Skan) Hayata
Pasania formosana (Skan) Schottky
Quercus formosana Skan
Taxonomic Source(s): Board of Trustees, RBG Kew. 2017. Plants of the World Online Portal. Richmond, UK Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D ver 2.3
Year Published: 2018
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lu, S.Y. & Pan, F.J.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The notes under Lithocarpus dodonaeifolius are relevant here. Both taxa are restricted to the Hengchun Peninsula and are morphologically closely related. The population is confined to the windward slopes of Nanjenshan.
Countries occurrence:
Taiwan, Province of China
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Population [top]

Population:This species is based on a single population of fewer than 50 individuals.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Seed crops appear to be poor and heavily predated by squirrels. Little regeneration is evident.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The location is contained within Kenting National Park.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: This amended assessment has been generated as a result of this species being transferred from the genus Pasania to Lithocarpus. The text has been updated accordingly.

Citation: Lu, S.Y. & Pan, F.J. 2018. Lithocarpus formosanus (amended version of 1998 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T31263A128702683. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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