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Blyxa hexandra 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Hydrocharitales Hydrocharitaceae

Scientific Name: Blyxa hexandra C.D.K.Cook & Luond

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-06-08
Assessor(s): Beentje, H.J.
Reviewer(s): Luke, W.R.Q.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Maiz-Tome, L.
Justification:
The species has a fairly wide distribution and while it is possibly declining in parts of its range due to conversion of seasonal ponds, pools and dambos to agricultural use, it is not thought that global population decline is likely to qualify for a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to tropical Africa, and occupies a broad belt from Angola to Tanzania.

The species has been recorded as present in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Zambia, and Tanzania.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Angola; Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):950
Upper elevation limit (metres):1950
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species grows in temporary pools and dambos, shallow lakes and muddy streams up to 30 cm water depth.
Systems:Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilised.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Seasonal ponds, pools and dambos are often targets for conversion to agricultural land where human population is increasing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions are known for this species.

Citation: Beentje, H.J. 2017. Blyxa hexandra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T185575A84271587. . Downloaded on 12 December 2017.
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