Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Endemic to the Bolivian Andes.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The species is scattered in dry forest on steep rocky slopes between 2,400 and 3,400 m in inter-Andean valleys.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Parajubaea torallyi

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


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Parajubaea torallyi

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

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1+2c

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1998
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Assessor/s
Moraes, M.

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Contributor/s
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Threats

Major Threats
There is little evidence of regeneration: most stands almost completely lack seedlings and juveniles.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Although local communities are concerned about the species' conservation and two subpopulations are now contained within a protected area at El Palmar, no research or action has been taken to deal with the lack of regeneration.
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Wikipedia

Parajubaea torallyi

Parajubaea torallyi, commonly known as the Palma De Pasobaya or Bolivian Mountain Coconut, is a species of evergreen flowering plant of genus Parajubaea, in the Arecaceae family.

It is endemic to Bolivia, where it grows in dry forests on steep rocky slopes at 2,400–3,400 metres (7,900–11,200 ft) in altitude.[2]

It is now an endangered species, threatened by habitat loss. [3]

Description[edit]

Parajubaea torallyi can be over 13 meters in height. It can withstand temperatures of -13 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit). The fruits, or cocos, grow 5-10cm in diameter in clusters weighing up to 15kg.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ Moraes, M. 1998. Parajubaea torallyi. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 6 January 2012.
  3. ^ Zipcode Zoo entry
  4. ^ Burret, Karl Ewald. 1930. Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahlem 11: 50, Parajubaea torallyi
  5. ^ Martius, Carl Friedrich Philipp von. 1847. Voyage dans l'Amérique Méridionale v 7, part 3, page 105, pl. 15, f. 3. 1834, Diplothemium torallyi (1834 being the date of the voyage, 1847 the date of the publication of the books)
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