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Alnus acuminata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FAGALES BETULACEAE

Scientific Name: Alnus acuminata
Species Authority: Kunth
Common Name(s):
English Alder
Synonym(s):
Alnus acuminata variety genuina Regel
Alnus ferruginea variety aliso Lorentz & Hieron
Alnus jorullensis variety acuminata Kuntze

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/least concern ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Distributed from Mexico to the Andes.
Countries:
Native:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Guatemala; Mexico; Panama; Peru
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A widespread montane species. It is common in cloud forest and montane rainforest but much of its original habitat in the drier inter-Andean valleys has disappeared over the centuries. They coppice well and regenerate well.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): These trees are an important local source of fuelwood and timber for construction.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Alnus acuminata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 August 2014.
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