Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Arecales Palmae

Scientific Name: Copernicia brittonorum
Species Authority: León

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2e ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
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Assessor(s): Moya, C.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Las Villas and Pinar del Río are the only known localities of this palm tree.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in lowland woodlands and in open wetlands.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Local overexploitation of the timber and leaf fibre is causing a decline in population number and few individuals remain in the wild.

Citation: Moya, C. 1998. Copernicia brittonorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38487A10116702. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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