|Scientific Name:||Magnolia zenii|
Magnolia elliptilimba Y.W.Law & Z.Y.Gao
Yulania zenii (W.C.Cheng) D.L.Fu
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered D ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||China Expert Workshop|
Magnolia zenii is classified as Critically Endangered as only a single population exists containing 18 individuals at the type locality on the north slopes of Mount Baohua, a provincial reserve but no specific protection is given to these trees. No natural regeneration has been observed. It was previously assessed as Critically Endangered in 1998 and, as there are no known conservation actions, it could be inferred that it may be extinct but needs to be confirmed by a survey. It exists in ex situ collections so has the potential to be propagated.
|Range Description:||Magnolia zenii is endemic to Jiangsu in China. It is known from the type locality on the north slopes of Mount Baohua at an altitude of 220 m asl.|
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|Population:||Only a single population of Magnolia zenii exists containing 18 individuals at the type locality. No natural regeneration has been observed.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Magnolia zenii trees grow up to 11 metres tall in mixed forest hillsides.|
|Use and Trade:||There is no use or trade information for this species.|
|Major Threat(s):||Threats to this species are unknown.|
|Conservation Actions:||The area which Magnolia zenii occurs is a provincial reserve but no specific protection is given to these trees. This species exists in 40 ex situ collections, of which 15 are in China. Urgent conservation actions are required to prioritise protection of this species and further surveys are necessary to determine how many individuals remain.|
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|Citation:||China Expert Workshop 2014. Magnolia zenii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 04 July 2015.|
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