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Nothofagus alessandrii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FAGALES FAGACEAE

Scientific Name: Nothofagus alessandrii
Species Authority: Espinosa
Common Name(s):
Spanish Ruil
Synonym(s):
Nothofagus alessandri Espinosa [orth. error]

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1cde; B1+2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): González, M.
History:
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Maule region. It is recognised as a very primitive member of the genus.
Countries:
Native:
Chile (Maule)
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Population [top]

Population: The species was once more widespread but is now restricted to eight scattered localities in a small area in the Coastal Cordillera. These stands all represent secondary growth from stump sprouts and between 1983 and 1991 their extent of occurrence was reduced by almost 60%.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Deciduous forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Establishment of plantations of Pinus radiata.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: About 13% of the species range is covered by protected areas.

Citation: González, M. 1998. Nothofagus alessandrii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 August 2014.
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