Overview

Distribution

S Gansu, SW Henan (Neixiang Xian), W Hubei, S Shaanxi, W Sichuan
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Trees to 50 m tall; branchlets yellowish gray or brownish yellow, glabrous or puberulent; winter buds conical, resinous, Leaves ± pectinately arranged in 2 lateral sets, dark green adaxially, linear, flattened, 1.5-4.8 cm, stomatal lines in 2 white bands abaxially, resin canals 2, marginal or median on cone-bearing branchlets, apex 2-cleft acute or obtuse on cone-bearing branchlets. Seed cones subsessile, green, ripening brown, cylindric or ovoid-cylindric, 7-10 × 3-4 cm. Seed scales at middle of cones reniform, ca. 1.5 × 2.5 cm, exposed part densely pubescent abaxially. Bracts included, ligulate, ca. 3/4 as long as seed scales, distal margin erose-denticulate, apex with short cusp. Seeds obtriangular-ellipsoid, ca. 8 mm; wing cuneate, ca. 5 mm.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in high mountain ranges of the SW Plateau of China between 2,100 and 3,500 m asl, on grey-brown mountain podzols, brown earth or lithosols. The climate is cold and moist, with annual precipitation between 1,000 and 2,000 mm. It is a rare species, usually mixed with Picea spp., Abies fargesii var. sutchuenensis, Tsuga chinensis, Larix potaninii at high elevations, and Betula spp. at lower elevations; also as a pure forest in Tsin-ling Shan (Wang 1961).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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* Mountains; 2300-3000 m.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Abies chensiensis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Abies chensiensis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 12
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2011

Assessor/s
Farjon, A., Li, J.-y., Li, N., Li, Y., Carter, G., Katsuki, T., Liao, W., Luscombe, D, Qin, H.-n., Rao, L.-b., Rushforth, K., Yang, Y., Yu, S., Xiang, Q. & Zhang, D

Reviewer/s
Thomas, P. & Christian, T.

Contributor/s

Justification
The assessment of the species as a whole is driven by that of the most common and wide-spread nominate subspecies, and is therefore Least Concern.

History
  • 1998
    Lower Risk/least concern
    (Oldfield et al. 1998)
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Population

Population
Rare in most areas where it occurs.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Logging and deforestation have depleted this species to some extent in some parts of its range.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The Chinese Government has recently imposed a logging ban on old growth forest in western China.
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Wikipedia

Abies chensiensis

Abies chensiensis, the Shensi fir, is a fir native to Gansu, Hubei, Sichuan, Tibet, Yunnan in China and Arunachal Pradesh in India. It was first described by Philippe Édouard Léon Van Tieghem in 1892.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Farjon, A., Li, J.-y., Li, N., Li, Y., Carter, G., Katsuki, T., Liao, W., Luscombe, D, Qin, H.-n., Rao, L.-b., Rushforth, K., Yang, Y., Yu, S., Xiang, Q. & Zhang, D (2011). "Abies chensiensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  2. ^ International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Plant Name Search Results" (HTML). International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
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Notes

Comments

A vulnerable species. The timber is light in weight, soft, fine grained, and used for construction.
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