|Scientific Name:||Abies fargesii|
|Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Xiang, Q. & Rushforth, K.|
|Reviewer/s:||Thomas, P. & Farjon, A.|
Due to the wide distribution and relatively large population size of the typical variety, the species as a whole is also assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Endemic to China, occurring in Gansu, W Hubei, Shaanxi, NW Sichuan, Chongqing, and W Henan.|
Native:China (Chongqing, Gansu, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan)
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|Population:||In general subpopulations are fragmented but may have sizeable numbers with a relatively large area of occupancy. The overall population is thought to be decreasing due to recent declines from logging and the ongoing effects of acid rain in some parts of its range.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Abies fargesii occurs in the high montane to subalpine zones of northern Central China, at elevations between 2,000 m and 4,000 m a.s.l. (A. fargesii var. faxoniana at elevations between 2,600 m and 4,000 m, with an optimum between 3,400 m and 3,800 m according to Wang 1961). Soils are mostly grey brown mountain podzols. The climate is cold and moist. At its lowest elevation broad-leaved trees (e.g. Fagus engleriana, Davidia involucrata) are important, but A. fargesii mostly forms either pure forests or mixed coniferous forests with among other species Picea purpurea, P. asperata, P. neoveitchii, P. brachytyla, Larix potaninii, Abies chensiensis, A. recurvata, Tsuga chinensis and Taxus chinensis. Some broad-leaved trees are usually present: Betula spp., Populus spp., and many shrubs: Cotoneaster, Ribes, Spiraea, Rhododendron and Berberis are among the common genera (except in dense Picea-Abies forest).|
|Major Threat(s):||This species has been subject to extensive exploitation for its timber. In some parts of its range acid rain has caused and continues to cause a decline.|
|Conservation Actions:||A logging ban has been introduced.|
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).
|Citation:||Xiang, Q. & Rushforth, K. 2013. Abies fargesii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 08 December 2013.|
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