Camellia chrysantha


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Camellia chrysantha
Species Authority: (Hu) Tuyama
Theopsis chrysantha Hu

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: South-west Guangxi extending into Viet Nam.
China (Guangxi); Viet Nam
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub or small tree restricted to wet areas of forest below 500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Subpopulations continue to be threatened by overcollection of seedlings and habitat disturbance.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Subpopulations are given formal protection over much of the range in China. The species was included in Appendix II of CITES in 1985 and deleted from the Appendix in 1997.

Bibliography [top]

Li-kuo, F. and Jian-ming, J. 1992. China Plant Red Data Book – Rare and Endangered Plants 1. Science Press, Beijing.

National Environment Protection Bureau. 1987. The list of rare and endangered plants protected in China. Botanical Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academy Press, Beijing.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Camellia chrysantha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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