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Fitzroya cupressoides  (Molina) I.M. Johnst.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 194880

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Fitzroya patagonica Hook. f. ex Lindl.
  Common Name(s): Patagonian cypress [English]
    alerce [Spanish]
    Chilean false larch [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassPinopsida  – conifers  
                         OrderPinales  – pines  
                            FamilyCupressaceae  – cypress, redwood  
                               GenusFitzroya Hook. f. ex Lindl.  
                                  SpeciesFitzroya cupressoides (Molina) I.M. Johnst. – Patagonian cypress, alerce, Chilean false larch  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Checklist of CITES species, CD-ROM (version 2008)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Notes: UNEP-WCMC (Comps.) 2008. Checklist of CITES species (CD-ROM). CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, and UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 2-88323-029-3. Available online at or from CITES Secretariat, Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Genève, Switzerland   
  Reference for: Fitzroya cupressoides   
  Source: Gymnosperms of North America Update, database (version 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Fitzroya cupressoides   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Fitzroya cupressoides   
  Source: Tropicos, Aug. - Oct. 2010, database (version Sep-2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: TROPICOS, botanical information system at the Missouri Botanical Garden, available at   
  Reference for: Fitzroya cupressoides   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 1979   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination that Fitzroya cupressoides Is a Threatened Species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 44, no. 217   
  Page(s): 64730-64733   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Fitzroya cupressoides, Chilean false larch [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: South America  



  Comment: US ESA: Listed Threatened, as published in Federal Register Volume 44, Number 217, Pages 64730 - 64733, November 07, 1979  
    CITES: Appendix I adopted at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (The Hague, 2007)  



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