This species is known to occur within montane forests of India, Himachal Pradesh, where such forests are dominated by Cedrus deodara. This species has been found within both Kadha Pathar and Kufri forest. Although no literature specifically mentions the threats which may be affecting this species, Cedrus deodara, with which this species associates, is known to be threatened by logging and deforestation for agriculture, however to what extent this species is similarly threatened is unknown at this time. Until further research regarding this species’ present wild distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats is carried out, this species is listed as DD, due to a deficiency in such information.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species has been observed in India, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, Kadha Pathar forest, at coordinates N 30°72′ E 78°.63.2′ at an altitude of 1950m on the 30th September 2006. Two further specimens of this species have been noted nearby, in Kufri forest, at coordinates N 30°00′ E 77°.15′ at an altitude of 1700m in September 2007 and August 2009.
Population and Trends
The current populations trends of this species are uncertain, given a deficiency in recent information regarding its distribution and any potential threats which may be affecting this species.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species has been noted growing among mosses and soil in forest dominated by Cedrus deodara.
There are currently no records which specifically mention any threats to this species, however Cedrus deodara, with which this species is known to associate, is threatened by logging for timber and by non-perennial crop agriculture. This species could therefore be threatened as a result, however further information is required in order to confirm this claim.
Conservation of this species’ habitat at its known locality is required for its successful future conservation.
Resource & habitat protection
Further research into this species’ present distribution in the wild, its habitat preferences, and potential threats is required in order to build an accurate assessment of this species.
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