|Scientific Name:||Pinus armandii Franch.|
|Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Farjon, A. 2010. A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
Despite the threatened status of two of its three varieties, the species as a whole remains Least Concern because these two varieties occupy only tiny sections of the total distribution and population.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||Recorded from China (Chongqing, S Gansu, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, extreme SE Xizang [Tibet]); N Myanmar [Burma];and Taiwan, Province of China.|
Native:China (Chongqing, Gansu, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Tibet [or Xizang], Yunnan); Myanmar; Taiwan, Province of China
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|Population:||The overall population trend is unknown.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Pinus armandii occurs in mountains at altitudes from 900 m to 3,500 m a.s.l.; usually in association with other conifers and seldom in pure stands. Common conifer genera in these mixed forests are Abies, Picea, Pseudotsuga, and in SW China also Larix. More often than these conifers, the pines tend to occupy rocky areas with thin soils where other trees, among them angiosperms, are less competitive.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||No|
|Generation Length (years):||25-30|
|Use and Trade:||This pine is a notable ornamental tree in China and it was introduced to France by Armand David in 1895. It remains an uncommon tree in gardens and parks outside China, but has spread to arboreta in many parts of the world. As a timber tree it is of limited value and exploited only for local use.|
|Major Threat(s):||Logging for local use could have impacted this common and widespread species. A governmental ban on logging in China probably has little impact, as this is not a commercial timber tree. The threat is therefore thought to be insubstantial.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is present in some protected areas.|
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:||Farjon, A. 2013. Pinus armandii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T42342A2973993.Downloaded on 22 January 2018.|
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