Abies ziyuanensis

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Abies ziyuanensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Abies
Species: A. ziyuanensis
Binomial name
Abies ziyuanensis
L.K. Fu & S.L. Mo

Abies ziyuanensis is a species of fir, a conifer in the Pinaceae family. It is only known from four locations in Guangxi and Hunan provinces in China.[1] A. ziyuanensis is related to Abies beshanzuensis, another threatened fir endemic to China.

While the population was in the thousands as recently as the 1970s, there are now thought to be less that 600 trees in existence.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Farjon, A., Li, J.-y., Li, N., Li, Y., Carter, G., Katsuki, T., Liao, W., Luscombe, D, Qin, H.-n., Rao, L.-b., Rushforth, K., Yang, Y., Yu, S., Xiang, Q. & Zhang, D. (2011). "Abies ziyuanensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ http://globaltrees.org/news-blog/ziyuan-fir-discovery-china/