Protarum sechellarum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Alismatales Araceae

Scientific Name: Protarum sechellarum Engl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii); D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2007-09-21
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Gerlach, J.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. & Lutz, M.L.
Protarum sechellarum is endemic to Mahé, Silhouette and Praslin. The extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are 1,625 km² and 20 km² respectively and it is restricted to fewer than 10 locations. It is threatened by ongoing habitat deterioration, and possible future climate change. It is therefore listed as Vulnerable.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Seychelles, this species is found on Mahé, Silhouette and Praslin. The EOO is 1,625 km² and the AOO is 20 km².
Countries occurrence:
Seychelles (Seychelles (main island group))
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:20
Lower elevation limit (metres):400
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Population [top]

Population:The current population size and trend are unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Grows in shaded high forest, mainly above 400 m asl.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threatened by habitat degradation caused by invasion by alien plants (especially Cinnamomum verum). Reductions in cloud forest cover caused by climate change may be a threat in the future. A number of intrinsic factors, such as limited dispersal, poor recruitment, low densities and restricted range, might also threaten the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Present in the Morne Seychellois, Silhouette and Praslin National Parks.

Citation: Gerlach, J. 2011. Protarum sechellarum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T193439A8860884. . Downloaded on 25 September 2018.
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