Butia purpurascens 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Arecales Arecaceae

Scientific Name: Butia purpurascens Glassman

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Noblick, L.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:A small palm tree known only from an area of cerrado in Goiás. The only confirmed population occurs near Jataí, where individuals are doing well. Trees in nearby pastureland are not regenerating.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Goiás)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Seed predation by bean weevils is very high.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The subpopulation near Jataí is in an area protected by the Brazilian military.

Citation: Noblick, L. 1998. Butia purpurascens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38463A10120736. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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