Dalbergia arbutifolia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Fabaceae

Scientific Name: Dalbergia arbutifolia Baker
Dalbergia ochracea Harms
Dalbergia sambesiaca Schinz

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-05-05
Assessor(s): Contu, S.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C.
The species is widespread and common in its natural range, some subpopulations are known to be protected and no major threats to the species are currently known to affect the population dynamic, therefore the species is rated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Dalbergia arbutifolia occurs in tropical eastern Africa.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):30
Upper elevation limit (metres):1220
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Population [top]

Population:The species is widespread and common in its natural range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:D. arbutifolia is a small tree or shrub, sometimes scandent, up to 12 m tall, which grows in riverine thicket vegetation, often beside seasonal rivers in hot low altitudes, and open woodland.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major known threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures specifically for D. arbutifolia, however, the species is currently known to occur within the protected areas network. Samples of seed of D. arbutifolia have been collected and are currently stored in the Millennium Seed Bank as an ex situ conservation measure. The species has been rated as Lower Risk/ Least Concern in Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana (Timberlake et al. 2007).

Citation: Contu, S. 2012. Dalbergia arbutifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T19892123A20118916. . Downloaded on 18 March 2018.
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