Abies delavayi var. motuoensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Pinopsida Pinales Pinaceae

Scientific Name: Abies delavayi Franch. var. motuoensis W.C.Cheng & L.K.Fu
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Medoc Fir
Taxonomic Source(s): Farjon, A. 2010. A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-12-14
Assessor(s): Rushforth, K., Xiang, Q. & Carter, G.
Reviewer(s): Thomas, P. & Farjon, A.
Currently this variety is too widespread to qualify for listing under any of the IUCN Threat Categories. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from SE Xizang [Tibet] (Motuo), China, and Arunachal Pradesh in India.
Countries occurrence:
China (Tibet [or Xizang]); India (Arunachal Pradesh)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
Lower elevation limit (metres):3000
Upper elevation limit (metres):3800
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Population [top]

Population:This variety has a vast population.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Dominant forest canopy tree in the Abies zone at c. 3,000-3,800 m forming extensive forests, but more fragmented at extremes of range or on more isolated peaks/ridges. Associated trees include Sorbus, Araliaceae, Viburnum, Rhododendron and similar woody temperate trees and shrubs.
Generation Length (years):50

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Timber used locally for general construction.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No specific threats have been identified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protected in part of the range in Tibet. In Arunachal Pradesh, in some protected areas but extensive natural forest remains with no current logging activity.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.4. Forest - Temperate
suitability:Suitable  major importance:Yes

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

♦  Construction or structural materials
 Local : ✓ 

Bibliography [top]

Farjon, A. 2010. Conifer Database (June 2008). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2010 Annual Checklist (Bisby F.A., Roskov Y.R., Orrell T.M., Nicolson D., Paglinawan L.E., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., eds). Reading, UK Available at:

Farjon, A. 2010. A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.

IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.2). Available at: (Accessed: 10 November 2011).

Citation: Rushforth, K., Xiang, Q. & Carter, G. 2011. Abies delavayi var. motuoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T191554A8844700. . Downloaded on 25 September 2018.
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