|Scientific Name:||Acer erythranthum Gagnep.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
Acer erythranthum is endemic to Viet Nam. The species is globally assessed as Near Threatened as it has experienced a population decline of almost 30% so nearly qualifies as Vulnerable A2c. The species lacks regeneration potential and is used as a timber. It is recommended that further information is gathered on this species habitat, population size and threats to ensure the species threat status is being correctly assessed.
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|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Viet Nam. The species is found in many provinces including Quang-tri, Thừa Thiên-Huế, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Lam Dong (van Geldern et al. 1994, Chinh et al. 1996). The species is found above 500 m asl (Gibbs et al. 2009).|
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|Population:||The population size of this species is not known but population is in decline. Population has declined by almost 30% over the last three generations (Gibbs et al. 2009).|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in evergreen forests, often on deep fertile soils (Chinh et al. 1996).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is used as a timber for construction and making household items (Gibbs et al. 2009).|
|Major Threat(s):||The species lacks good natural regeneration even though it is a good fruiting crop (Chinh et al. 1996). The species is also potentially threatened by its use as a timber.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species is reported from eight ex situ collections with this name (BGCI 2017) however it is likely that these have been misidentified. It is not known if this species is found in protected areas. Further information on this species habitat, population, geographic range and threats needs to be collected. Research into improving the regeneration of this species should also be undertaken.|
BGCI. 2017. PlantSearch. Botanic Gardens Conservation International, London. Available at: www.bgci.org/plant_search.php.
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Chinh, N.N., Chung, C.T., Can, V.V., Dung, N.X., Dung, V.V., Dao, N.K., Hop, T., Oanh, T.T., Quynh, N.B. and Thin, N.N. 1996. Vietnam forest trees. Forest Inventory and Planning Institute, Agricultural Publishing House, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Gibbs, D. and Chen, Y. 2009. The Red List of Maples. Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Richmond, UK.
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 7 December 2017).
Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.
Pham, H.H. 1992. Cayco Vietnam: An illustrated flora of Vietnam.
van Gelderen, D.M., de Jong, P.C. and Oterdoom, H.J. 1994. Maples of the World. Timber Press.
Vietnam Forest Inventory and Planning Institute. 1996. Vietnam Forest Trees. Agricultural Publishing House, Hanoi, Vietnam.
|Citation:||Barstow, M. 2017. Acer erythranthum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T32810A2824304.Downloaded on 22 June 2018.|
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