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fitzroya cupressoides

Fitzroya cupressoides

Fitzroya cupressoides NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.Fitzroya is a monotypic genus in the cypress family. The single living species, Fitzroya cupressoides, is a tall, long-lived conifer native to the Andes mountains of southern Chile and Argentina, where it is an important member of the Valdivian temperate rain forests. Common names include alerce, lahuán, and Patagonian cypress. The genus was named in honour of Robert FitzRoy.The South American representative of this elite group of giant and long-lived conifers is Fitzroya cupressoides, endemic to a relatively small area of southern Chile, from Valdivia south to Chiloé over an altitudinal range from 100 to c. 1,500 m asl, and in adjacent areas of the Argentinean Andes at altitude (Premoli & Gardner 2015).

Detailed information
Full Name: Chilean False larch (Fitzroya cupressoides)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Conifers and Cycads
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Threatened 12/07/1979 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Chilean False larch, Wherever found is known to occur: Argentina, Chile
Federal register documents
Citation Page
11/07/1979 44 FR 64730 64733 ETWP; Determination that Fitzroya cupressoides is a Threatened Species
09/26/1975 40 FR 44392 44333 CITES: Proposed Endangered Status for 216 Species on Convention Appendix I; 40 FR 44392 44333
No recovery information is available for the Chilean False larch.
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