Alnus acuminata 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fagales Betulaceae

Scientific Name: Alnus acuminata
Species Authority: Kunth
Common Name(s):
English Alder
Alnus acuminata variety genuina Regel
Alnus ferruginea variety aliso Lorentz & Hieron
Alnus jorullensis variety acuminata Kuntze
Taxonomic Source(s): Govaerts, R. 2013. World Checklist of Betulaceae. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Available at: (Accessed: 05 December 2013).

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Distributed from Mexico to the Andes.
Countries occurrence:
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 1998: e.T32025A9675218. . Downloaded on 28 June 2016.
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