|Scientific Name:||Abies fabri ssp. minensis|
|Species Authority:||(Bordères & Gaussen) Rushforth|
See Abies fabri
Abies minensis Bordères & Gaussen
|Taxonomic Notes:||In Flora of China 4: 47 (1999) this taxon is treated as a synonym of Abies fargesii var. faxoniana. Its new shoots are there described as light brown or grey-brown and being densely rusty brown pubescent on lateral branchlets, but usually glabrous on leading branches.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable A2cde ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Xiang, Q. & Rushforth, K.|
|Reviewer(s):||Thomas, P. & Farjon, A.|
The effect of past logging, estimated at 30% and continuing damage from acid rain to at least parts of the subpopulation justifies the Vulnerable status under the A2 criterion.
|Range Description:||Endemic to China: occurring in W Sichuan, from Songpan to the southwest where it meets A. fabri subsp. fabri west of Chengdu.|
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|Population:||No clear data for this taxon but from inference from other species in the area a population decline of circa 30% over the past 100 years is estimated. As logging is now banned, further loss should be restricted to acid rain and occasional fire risks.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Forms pure forests or with other conifers, mainly Picea and Tsuga, and some broadleaved trees such as Acer and Betula. Occurs at altitutudes betwwn 2,500 and 3,600 m asl.|
|Use and Trade:||Locally used for construction.|
|Major Threat(s):||Acid rain is the main current threat to the subspecies now that logging is banned.|
|Conservation Actions:||The Government of China has recently imposed a ban on logging in western China.|
Craib, W.G. 1919. Abies delavayi in cultivation. Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 11(55): 277-280.
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: http://www.catalogueoflife.org/.
Farjon, A. 2010. A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.
IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).
Wu, Z. and Raven, P.H. (eds). 1999. Flora of China: Vol.4. Cycadaceae through Fagaceae. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis).
|Citation:||Xiang, Q. & Rushforth, K. 2013. Abies fabri ssp. minensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.|
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