Abies sachalinensis var. gracilis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Pinopsida Pinales Pinaceae

Scientific Name: Abies sachalinensis (F.Schmidt) Mast. var. gracilis (Kom.) Farjon
Parent Species:
Abies gracilis Kom.
Taxonomic Source(s): Farjon, A. 2010. A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.
Taxonomic Notes: This taxon's status as a species is uncertain; it is also uncertain if the single known population is the result of introduction rather than a natural occurrence. 

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-12-17
Assessor(s): Katsuki, T., Rushforth, K. & Zhang, D
Reviewer(s): Thomas, P. & Farjon, A.
Doubts about this taxon's taxonomic status and the provenance of its single known population lead to an assessment of Data Deficient until more information becomes available.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Supposedly endemic to the Russian Far East: Kamchatka (Kronotzky Bay) [possibly introduced]. Occurs as an isolated 'grove' in an area of about 20 ha in the coastal lowland in the SE part of the Kamchatka peninsula. The locality seems at odds with what is known about the biogeography of he species and is either an introduction or a Tertiary relict.
Countries occurrence:
Present - origin uncertain:
Russian Federation (Central Asian Russia, Kamchatka)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
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Population [top]

Population:The natural status of this population is disputed. There is a small isolated grove of about 30,000 trees.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurs as a small, isolated 'grove' inthe  coastal lowland in the SE part of the peninsula of Kamchatka.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No uses are recorded.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No specific threats have been identified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This population (if it is that) occurs within the boundaries of Kronotsky National Park. A scientific assessment addressing its indigenity is urgently needed, because its locality seems totally at odds with what is known of the biogeography of its nearest relatives (Sect. Balsamea) in the genus Abies.

Citation: Katsuki, T., Rushforth, K. & Zhang, D. 2013. Abies sachalinensis var. gracilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T34129A2847311. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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