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Ocotea kenyensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA LAURALES LAURACEAE

Scientific Name: Ocotea kenyensis
Species Authority: (Chiov.) Robyns

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
History:
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: East and South Africa extending into Central Africa.
Countries:
Native:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Rwanda; South Africa (Eastern Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga); South Sudan; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: In some areas the populations are very small, e.g., the Zimbabwean population consists of four immature individuals. The subpopulations in South Africa are all contained within protected areas, but usually comprise of only isolated individuals or small groups of trees.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A timber species found in areas of moist forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It yields a superior hardwood which is heavily exploited through most of its range.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Ocotea kenyensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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