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Ocotea porosa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA LAURALES LAURACEAE

Scientific Name: Ocotea porosa
Species Authority: (Nees & Martius) Barroso

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Varty, N. & Guadagnin, D.L.
History:
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The largest subpopulations occur in south Paraná and north Santa Catarina, where the species occurs in almost pure stands. Suggestions that subpopulations exist in Argentina and Paraguay need verification.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil (Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, São Paulo)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: One of the dominant species of Araucaria forest, also occurring in various other habitat types.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although present in large numbers, the species is slow-growing and declining in numbers through timber exploitation. In rates of extraction, the species is second only to Paraná pine.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Several localities are protected and the species occurs on the official list of threatened Brazilian plants compiled by IBAMA.

Citation: Varty, N. & Guadagnin, D.L. 1998. Ocotea porosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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