Ormosia howii Merr. & Chen



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

May possibly have been rediscovered (fide Mounce et al., 2018).

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Dialuo Mt Forest Region, Hainan Island & Yangchun County, Guangdong, both China


Biology & Ecology










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Li-kuo, F. and Jian-ming, J. 1992. China Plant Red Data Book – Rare and Endangered Plants 1. Science Press, Beijing.

Mounce, Ross et al. (2018). Comparing and contrasting threat assessments of plant species at the global and sub‑global level. Biodivers. Conserv. 27: 907-930.

National Environment Protection Bureau. 1987. The list of rare and endangered plants protected in China. Botanical Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academy Press, Beijing.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Walter, K.S. 1992. Trip report - Workshop on biodiversity data for the GEF Biodiversity Action Plan for China. Beijing, 9-13 November 1992 (unpublished).

WCSP (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet;

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1998a). Ormosia howii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( Downloaded on 20 April 2014.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998b. Ormosia howii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32433A9706669. Accessed on 14 June 2022.


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