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Rhododendron rex

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ERICALES ERICACEAE

Scientific Name: Rhododendron rex
Species Authority: Leveille

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A relatively widely occurring species in the wild and a famous ornamental in cultivation.
Countries:
Native:
China (Sichuan, Yunnan); India (Arunachal Pradesh); Myanmar
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Population [top]

Population: The status of the subpopulation in China is believed to be endangered because of its restriction to small areas of subalpine evergreen forest.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Subalpine evergreen forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Fires and cutting have caused population declines in the past 10 years.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A subpopulation is protected in Mt. Wuliang Nature Reserve.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Rhododendron rex. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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