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Hopea chinensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA THEALES DIPTEROCARPACEAE

Scientific Name: Hopea chinensis
Species Authority: (Merr.) Hand.-Mazz.
Synonym/s:
Hopea hongayensis Tardieu
Shorea chinensis Merr.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A1cd+2cd, C1, D ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Ashton, P.
History:
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Shiwan Mountains.
Countries:
Native:
China (Guangxi); Viet Nam
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A relatively small evergreen tree restricted to monsoon forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It provides a valuable timber, renowned as 'ten-thousand year wood'. Overcutting is a serious problem.
Citation: Ashton, P. 1998. Hopea chinensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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