Picea asperata var. ponderosa Rehder & E.H.Wilson Pinaceae Only known from the type locality in W Sichuan, China where it is thought that logging has been a major threat Associated Names: Distribution 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.