Dypsis andilamenensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Dypsis andilamenensis
Species Authority: Rakotoarin. & J.Dransf.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,v); D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-12-17
Assessor(s): Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J.
Reviewer(s): Baker, W.J., Beentje, H.J. & Bachman, S., Baker, W.J. & Beentje, H.J.
Known only from a single location with an area of occupancy of 5 km² and an extent of occurrence of only 10 km². The forest is not protected and the habitat is being destroyed by illegal mining and by agricultural activities. The population comprises 40 clumps which are in effect 40 individuals as any of the threats listed would impact an entire clump. The species is therefore listed as Critically Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Madagascar, where it is known only from a single site in the Andilamena region. The elevation range is 800 to 900 m.
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Population [top]

Population: Locally abundant palm with a population estimated to comprise about 40 clumps.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Climbing palm found growing in montane forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is threatened mainly by loss of habitat. The forest is destroyed by illegal mining of rubies and sapphires in the region, in addition through shifting cultivation by the local population.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not known to occur in any protected areas as yet.

Citation: Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J. 2012. Dypsis andilamenensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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