Picea likiangensis var. rubescens Rehder & E.H.Wilson
Distributed in western China and Tibet where logging is the main threat and grazing is affecting succesful regeneration
Habitat and Ecology
A subalpine spruce that occurs with many other conifers.
In the absence of accurate range data, this taxon is listed as Vulnerable under criterion A2cd, based on an inferred reduction of >30 % over the past three generations (75 years) due to the impacts of logging and reduced regeneration.
The reduction caused by logging in the past has left many mountain slopes formerly covered in forest open to grazing by cattle, reducing the possibilities of forest regeneration
The Government of China has recently imposed a logging ban in western China.