Picea asperata var. ponderosa Rehder & E.H.Wilson


Only known from the type locality in W Sichuan, China where it is thought that logging has been a major threat

Associated Names:


China: W Sichuan (Balang Shan).

Habitat and Ecology

As for the typical variety and species

Human Uses

As for the typical variety and species

Conservation Status

Global status

Critically Endangered B1ab(v)+2ab(v)

This variety remains known only from its type locality, Balang Shan. An ongoing decline is inferred from general information about logging of spruce forests in the region.

Conservation Actions

This variety does not occur in a protected area. Further surveys are needed to establish its distribution and population size.