Monodora hastipetala


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Monodora hastipetala
Species Authority: Couvreur
Taxonomic Notes: A recently described taxon.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2008-04-21
Assessor(s): Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project
Reviewer(s): Beentje, H., Gereau, R., Kabuye, C., Kalema, J., Luke, Q., Lyaruu, H., Maunder, M., Mwachala, G., Ndangalasi, H., Njau, F. & Schatz, G. (East African Plants Red List Authority)
Has an extent of occurrence of <100 km² and an area of occupancy of <10 km², known from a single location and there is almost certainly a continuing decline in habitat extent and quality. Hence qualifies for listing as Critically Endangered. Should this species be found at further localities, then the assessment may need to be changed.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from a very small area from Kiwengoma Forest in the Matumbi Hills.
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown, but one of the collections cites it as common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A tree growing in dry scrub and riverine coastal forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Does not appear to be in any protected area, but if it is, they are not effectively protected. There is selective logging (especially of Pterocarpus), loss of habitat due to agricultural expansion (crops) and general logging for charcoal production.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protection of Kiwengoma Forest is doubtful.

Citation: Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project 2009. Monodora hastipetala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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