Abies vejarii var. macrocarpa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Abies vejarii var. macrocarpa
Species Authority: Martínez
Parent Species:
Taxonomic Notes: This variety is only distinguished by the larger size of its cones. Further collections are necessary to fully evaluate its taxonomic status.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-05-30
Assessor(s): Farjon, A.
Reviewer(s): Thomas, P., Perez de la Rosa, J. & Rushforth, K.
As this variety is known from only two localities with a very small area of occupancy, and as wildfires represent a credible threat, an assessment of Vulnerable under the D2 criterion is appropriate.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Mexico, occurring in Coahuila (Mesa de las Tablas) and Nuevo León (Cerro Potosí). The extent of occurrence is less than 2,000 km2 and the area of occupancy of the two known subpopulations is less than 10 km2.
Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León)
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Population [top]

Population: Only known from two localities and from a few herbarium collections, this variety is either very rare or not recognized (some collections are sterile and cannot be identified to this variety). Population trends are unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found on high mountains (2,800-3,300 m asl) , presumably occurring with (both) other varieties recognized in this species in oak-pine forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This taxon is not a commercial timber tree. It is very rare in cultivation.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The most likely threat would be devastating wildfires, that could destroy an entire subpopulation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This variety is known from one protected area.

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: Farjon, A. 2013. Abies vejarii var. macrocarpa. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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