Megalopanax rex 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Apiales Araliaceae

Scientific Name: Megalopanax rex
Species Authority: Ekman

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2c, D ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Areces-Mallea, A.E.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A monotypic genus endemic to Cuba. Collections have been made in western Cuba but now this tall tree appears to be locally confined to the montane forests of central Cuba.
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Population [top]

Population: Only a few individuals have been seen.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Montane forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Fieldwork is needed to verify the number of remaining trees to assess whether the population is capable of recovery.

Citation: Areces-Mallea, A.E. 1998. Megalopanax rex. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T31682A9645989. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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