The Red List of Magnoliaceae: revised and extended


5 August 2016




The Red List of Magnoliaceae (2016) updated assessments for all Magnolia species assessed in the 2007 Red List of Magnoliaceae, together with first-time assessments for 93 Magnolias species that have been described since 2007. Nearly half (48%) of the magnolia species assessed are threatened with extinction in the wild. The Neotropics hold the highest proportion of threatened magnolias, with 75% of Neotropical magnolia species threatened with extinction. In the wild, magnolias are principally threatened by logging activity, with habitat loss due to land conversion to agriculture and livestock farming also a significant factor in their global decline. Other threats include the collection of wild plant material and impacts of climate change.

The Red List of Magnoliaceae: revised and extended