Abies sachalinensis var. mayriana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA PINOPSIDA PINALES PINACEAE

Scientific Name: Abies sachalinensis var. mayriana
Species Authority: Miyabe & KudĂ´
Parent Species:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-12-17
Assessor(s): Katsuki, T., Rushforth, K. & Zhang, D
Reviewer(s): Thomas, P.
Justification:
A modest decline may have occured in Hokkaido and in other parts of its range where it co-occurs with the typical variety. However, this variety is rarely distinguished from the typical variety. The typical variety has been assessed as Least Concern and that assessment is also appropriate for var. mayriana.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Recorded from Japan: Hokkaido (common in south and central Hokkaido); and the Russian Far East: Sakhalin.
Countries:
Native:
Japan (Hokkaido); Russian Federation (Sakhalin)
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Population [top]

Population: Abies sachalinensis  var. mayriana co-occurs with the typical variety and is distributed over almost all of  Hokkaido. However, the natural populations of this taxon were decreasing because of logging and plantation.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in subalpine forest near sea level to 1,200m. In central Hokkaido, var. sachalinensis and var. mayriana grow sympatrically, but the former tends to grow at higher elevations and in rather cooler climates.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This variety is mainly logged for the manufacture of wood pulp used in the paper industry; its timber is of low quality for construction and carpentry. Because there are few tree species to plant in the subarctic zone, the Sakhalin Fir is planted for wood production at many places in Hokkaido. As an amenity tree it is sometimes used outside the cool to cold maritime climate of northern Japan and the Russian Far East. It is in cultivation in botanic gardens and arboreta in Russia, northern Europe and New England, U.S.A., but rarely survives to maturity in countries with mild winters, where it will not go into prolonged winter dormancy and is susceptible to spring frosts.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Significant areas of Sakhalin Fir were logged in Hokkaido between 1980 and 2000. Currently, large scale logging has ceased, limiting the decline. The situation in Sakhalin has not been evaluated.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In Hokkaido, some old growth stands are within protected areas.

Bibliography [top]

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: Katsuki, T., Rushforth, K. & Zhang, D 2013. Abies sachalinensis var. mayriana. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.
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