Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Eastern Cuba.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Isotype for Copernicia vespertilionum León
Catalog Number: US 2825242
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): Bro. León
Year Collected: 1931
Locality: Near Mapos, Guasimal., Greater Antilles, Las Villas, Cuba, West Indies
  • Isotype: León, Bro. 1931. Revista Soc. Geogr. Cuba. 4: 57.
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Isotype for Copernicia excelsa León
Catalog Number: US 2825253
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): Bro. León
Year Collected: 1931
Locality: Mapos, Guasimal., Greater Antilles, Las Villas, Cuba, West Indies
  • Isotype: León, Bro. 1931. Revista Soc. Geogr. Cuba. 4: 56.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
A palm tree confined to seasonally flooded woodland and savannah.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
B1+2e

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1998
  • Needs updating

Assessor/s
Moya, C.

Reviewer/s

Contributor/s
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Threats

Major Threats
It is suffering from excessive local exploitation of the trunk wood and leaves.
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Wikipedia

Copernicia gigas

Copernicia gigas is a palm which is endemic to eastern Cuba.[2]

References

  1. ^ Moya, C. (1998). Copernicia gigas. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2007. Retrieved on November 16, 2007.
  2. ^ "Copernicia gigas". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://www.rbgkew.org.uk/wcsp/namedetail.do?accepted_id=46699&repSynonym_id=-9998&name_id=46699&status=true. Retrieved 2006-12-08. 


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