Magnolia rostrata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Magnolia rostrata
Species Authority: W.W.Sm.
Houpoea rostrata (W.W. Sm.) N.H. Xia & C.Y. Wu

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2007-04-02
Assessor(s): Khela, S.
Reviewer(s): Khela, S. & Oldfield, S.
Magnolia rostrata is classified as Endangered as the area of occupancy (AOO) is estimated to be less than 500 km2, the population occurs over four locations and it is heavily exploited for its bark. The population has significantly declined and if exploitation continues it has a high chance of becoming extinct. There is no up to date data on population size. It is listed as Vulnerable in the China Red Book.
1998 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Magnolia rostrata is found in China within a small area encompassing western Yunnan, Mêdog County in Tibet and also occurs in northeast Myanmar. It occurs between 2,100 and 3,000 m asl. The extent of occurrence (EOO) based on specimen collections is 5,038 km2 (as calculated by Geocat) and experts believe the area of occupancy (AOO) is less than 500 km2.
China (Tibet [or Xizang], Yunnan); Myanmar
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Population [top]

Population: Locations of Magnolia rostrata are scattered. There are four areas over its distribution where this species occurs indicating the population is highly fragmented.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Magnolia rostrata trees grow up to 25 metres tall in montane forests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Magnolia rostrata is grown as an ornamental tree and is used medicinally. The uses for the bark are unclear but the tree is exploited for this.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Overexploitation and detrimental harvesting of the bark are believed to have caused significant population declines of Magnolia rostrata.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation actions for Magnolia rostrata and it is absent from ex situ collections.

Citation: Khela, S. 2014. Magnolia rostrata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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