Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Mexico: from the Sierra Madre Occidental and S.M. Oriental down to Chiapas; highlands of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Forming pure, dense stands or scattered in mixed montane conifer forest or pine forest, also in pine-oak forest and woodland, associated with Abies spp., Pinus ayacahuite, P. hartwegii, P. maximinoi, P. montezumae, P. patula, P. pseudostrobus, Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca, Juniperus spp., Quercus spp., Alnus spp., Clethra sp., Persea sp. and ericaceous and theaceous undershrubs; in disturbed (grazed) woodland with Arbutus sp., Baccharis sp., Buddleia sp., and Leucena sp. This species occurs on various usually nutrient-poor rocky soils over limestone or various igneous rocks; it is also spreading in scrub on rocky slopes or cliffs in canyons. The altitudinal range of this species is from ca. 1000 m to nearly 4000 m a.s.l.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Hesperocyparis lusitanica var. lusitanica

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 lusitanica var. lusitanica

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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
2013

Assessor/s
Farjon, A.

Reviewer/s
Thomas, P.

Contributor/s

Justification
The great extent of occurrence of this taxon and its abundance in some forests places it well outside a category of threat.
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Population

Population
This extremely widespread taxon is undoubtedly subject to logging and deforestation in several areas, but may also regenerate and invade secondary forest, so that it is unclear whether it is decreasing or increasing in total.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
This variety is undoubtedly subjected to logging and deforestation in certain parts of its range; however, it may also be increasing elsewhere as it is capable of expanding in secondary forest.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This widespread variety is present in numerous protected areas.
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