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Myrceugenia fernandeziana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MYRTALES MYRTACEAE

Scientific Name: Myrceugenia fernandeziana
Species Authority: (Hooker & Arnott) Johow

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
History:
1997 Not Threatened (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Masatierra Is. Preliminary data indicate the species is confined to less than 100 km². More detailed information on the species should become available to confirm this evaluation.
Countries:
Native:
Chile (Juan Fernández Is.)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A dominant species of lowland dry forest and lower montane forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The extent of the forest has declined through the effects of grazing by feral animals, spread of introduced weeds and soil erosion. Trees were also cut in large numbers for lumber in the past.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The islands are designated as a national park and biosphere reserve and work is being carried out by CONAF to save the native plants.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Myrceugenia fernandeziana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 December 2014.
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