This species is known to be distributed throughout the tropical or subtropical belt of the mountains in central and south of Yunnan Province, China. This species has been found growing in a caespitose mode under Pinus and Castanopsis species. The threats to this species are uncertain at this time, and will likely remain as such until further research is carried out. This and other such research, into the habitat preferences and wild distribution of this species, is required in order to build an accurate assessment of this species. Until this research yields new and relevant information, this species is listed as DD.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The type of this species was collected in China, Yunnan, Puer City, at an altitude of 1500m on the 26th Aug 2009, and is known to occur within the tropical or subtropical belt of the mountainsin central and south of Yunnan Province. Additional specimens of this species have been located in China, Yunnan Province, Chuxiong, at an altitude of 1773m on the 17th Aug 2007; in Xishuangbanna, at an altitude of 523m on the 23rd Aug 2009; again at this same location and date; and finally in Simao at an altitude of 1500m on the 26th Aug 2009. No further collections are known.
Population and Trends
Due to a deficiency in information regarding the threats to this species, it is currently difficult to assess the current population trends of this species, and so they remain uncertain until further information regarding this species’ potential threats and distribution arises.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species has been found growing in a caespitose mode under Pinus tree species and Castanopsis species.
The potential threats to this species and its habitat are unknown, and are likely to remain as such until further information arises.
Due to a deficiency in information regarding this species’ potential threats, no conservation action can be recommended at this time.
Further research into this species’ habitat preferences, potential threats, and distribution is needed in order to build an accurate assessment of this species.
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