Ocotea porosa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Varty, N. & Guadagnin, D.L.
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.
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 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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