Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malvales Sterculiaceae

Scientific Name: Firmiana major
Species Authority: (W. Smith) Hand.-Mazz.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct in the Wild ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Sun, W.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The only remaining trees are those which have been planted around temples and villages. Wild populations were once believed to have existed in central and western Yunnan.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
China (Yunnan)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Between 1,700 to 2,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The forests here have been replaced by crops.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species remains in cultivation, frequently planted as an ornamental tree.

Citation: Sun, W. 1998. Firmiana major. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32349A9700122. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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