Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Rosales Rosaceae

Scientific Name: Polylepis racemosa
Species Authority: Ruiz Lopez & Pavon
Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This is a variable species known from restricted areas occurring from northern Peru to north-west Bolivia. Subspecies in Bolivia are described separately. In the northern part of the range specimens are almost exclusively cultivated. Natural stands occur from Huánuco southwards, generally above 3,200 m. This species is fast-growing, more ecologically adaptable than others in the genus and a promising candidate for reforestation and agroforestry.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Humid montane forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat has greatly declined because of continual burning, cutting for firewood and charcoal production.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Polylepis racemosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32289A9687283. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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