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Abrus schimperi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Abrus schimperi
Species Authority: Hochst. ex Baker

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2009-09-01
Assessor(s): Contu, S.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C.
Justification:
Abrus schimperi is common and widespread in its natural range. The population is currently believed to be stable and no major threats are known at present, hence the species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A. schimperi is distributed in east and central tropical Africa (Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe).
Countries:
Native:
Central African Republic; Chad; Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: A. schimperi is generally common in its natural range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A. schimperi is a perennial shrub which grows in thickets, bushland, woodland, forests edge and on rocky banks of rivers.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats for the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures specifically for A. schimperi, however, the species does occur in many protected areas. Samples of seed of A. schimperi are held in the Millennium Seed Bank as an ex situ conservation measure.

Citation: Contu, S. 2012. Abrus schimperi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 December 2014.
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