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Picea neoveitchii

Picea neoveitchii (Chinese: 大果青扦) is a species of conifer in the Pinaceae family. It is found only in China. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Picea neoveitchii is an endemic spruce species of central China. Several scattered communities and individuals can be found growing on the southern slopes of Qinling Mountains in Baotian Man Nature Preserve, Henan province between 1240 and 2020 meters elevation. This spruce species is especially vulnerable to extinction due to the high fragmentation of its natural habitat from human disturbance. Current conservation efforts are focused on preserving natural habitats, managing invasive species to reduce competition, and prohibiting timber harvest. Conservation researchers emphasize the urgent need for a restoration project which reintroduces seedlings across the tree's original range (within protected forest areas), and protects wild communities and individuals. (Zhang et al. 2006).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zhang, D, Katsuki, T. & Rushforth, K. (2010). "Picea neoveitchii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 

Source[edit]

  • Zhang Deshun, Kim Yongshik, Mike Maunder, and Li Xiufen. 2006. The Conservation Status and Conservation Strategy of Picea neoveitchii. Chinese Journal of Population, Resources and Environment, 4(3): 58-64.

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