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Acer buergerianum var. formosanum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SAPINDALES ACERACEAE

Scientific Name: Acer buergerianum var. formosanum
Species Authority: (Hayata ex Koidz.) Sasaki
Parent Species:
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Common Name(s):
English Taiwan Trident Maple
Synonym(s):
Acer buergerianum Miq. subspecies formosanum (Hayata ex Koidz.) E.Murray & Lauener

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered C2a ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lu, S.Y. & Pan, F.J.
History:
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Only two subpopulations are known, confined to small areas in Wanli and Yingshihchien in the north of Taiwan.
Countries:
Native:
Taiwan, Province of China
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lowland evergreen forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is mainly threatened by the uprooting of whole plants for ornamental use.

Citation: Lu, S.Y. & Pan, F.J. 1998. Acer buergerianum var. formosanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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