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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Mexico: Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, México, Puebla, Veracruz; probably scattered in forests with var. lusitanica elsewhere.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Commonly scattered in mixed montane conifer forest or pine forest, associated with Abies spp., Pinus ayacahuite, P. hartwegii, P. montezumae, P. patula, P. pseudostrobus, Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca, Quercus spp., Alnus spp., Clethra sp., Persea sp. and ericaceous and theaceous undershrubs. This variety tends to occupy mountain slopes exposed to high precipitation. Its altitudinal range is between 1500 and 4000 m a.s.l.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Hesperocyparis benthamii

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


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hesperocyparis benthamii

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
NT
Near Threatened

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Farjon, A.

Reviewer/s
Thomas, P.

Contributor/s

Justification
Logging and forest depletion in the areas where this variety occurs has undoubtedly caused a reduction in quality of habitat and possibly area of occupancy (AOO), while mature trees are also probably in decline. However, due to uncertainties about extent and abundance, it is not possible to quantify these losses, but they are likely to exceed 20% over the past three generations. The taxon is therefore assessed as Near Threatened as it almost qualifies for a threatened listing under criterion A2cd.

History
  • 1997
    Rare
    (Walter and Gillett 1998)
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Population

Population
This variety appears to occur predominantly within or near to stands of var. lusitanica and rarely to form pure stands, or subpopulations. The population trend is unknown due to uncertainty about its distribution, the amount of logging and its regeneration success.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The total extent and abundancy of this variety is incompletely known. It is certainly much more scattered than var. lusitanica and seems to be absent in the Central American part of the species' range. It could therefore be more vulnerable to logging and general forest depletion should these trends affect the species as a whole.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Some stands of var. benthamii are within protected areas, e.g. Mt. Orizaba National Park in Veracruz/Puebla, Mexico.
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