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Rheedia aristata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA THEALES GUTTIFERAE

Scientific Name: Rheedia aristata
Species Authority: Griseb.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Areces-Mallea, A.E.
History:
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Subpopulations of this species have been recorded from numerous localities in western Cuba.
Countries:
Native:
Cuba
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Population [top]

Population: An uncommon shrub or tree.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Semi-deciduous forest on limestone or serpentine .
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is threatened by overexploitation, mainly as a source of medicine, and the habitat is threatened by urban development and conversion for agriculture, ranching and tourism.

Citation: Areces-Mallea, A.E. 1998. Rheedia aristata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2014.
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