Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Has a wide range occurring in southwestern China (W Yunnan, SE Xizang [Tibet]), and in northern Myanmar.
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Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Abies delavayi var. delavayi :
Burma (Asia)
China (Asia)

Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a subspecies of high elevations in the great mountain ranges of SW China, occurring between 2,400 m up to the treeline, usually between 3,000 m and 4,000 m, but not on south facing slopes. The soil is a grey brown mountain podzol. The climate is extremely wet, with cool summers and cold, snowy winters (annual precipitation ranges from 1,000 mm to 3,000 mm and more but predominantly during the growing season). It grows in pure forests or with Tsuga dumosa at the bottom of its range. Broadleaved associated may include Betula utilis, Acer, Sorbus, Rhododendron, Araliaceae and similar woody species of the cool temperate forest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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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
Rushforth, K., Xiang, Q. & Carter, G.

Reviewer/s
Thomas, P. & Farjon, A.

Contributor/s

Justification
Although there has been some reduction in some subpopulations, this species is still very widespread. it is therefore listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
Subpopulation on the type locality of the Cang Shan stable; subpopulations further west, such as on the northern Nujiang Shan (Ziben Shan, near Caojian) have suffered severe logging.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
Extensive logging has officially ceased over the China part of the range. No information for the situation in Myanmar.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The Government of China has recently imposed a ban on logging in western China.
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