Adansonia suarezensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malvales Malvaceae

Scientific Name: Adansonia suarezensis H.Perrier
Taxonomic Source(s): 1952. Notulae Systematicae. Herbier du Museum de Paris 14: 302–303.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Until recently the species was thought to be restricted to the northern tip of Madagascar around the Baie d'Antsiranana. A subpopulation has since been found further south in Mahory Forest between Ankarana and Analamera Reserves.
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Population [top]

Population:Individuals are found in local abundance but are regenerating healthily only in Mahory.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Its natural habitat is deciduous forest on limestone, although small trees are also found in disturbed sublittoral scrub.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The forest's proximity to a rapidly growing mining town leads to intensive wood and charcoal extraction, grazing and hunting. Subpopulations elsewhere are smaller, show few signs of regeneration and are threatened by the rapid depletion of the habitat through charcoal and timber production.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The trees are protected from cutting, in places, because of their valued uses.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Adansonia suarezensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30389A9533861. . Downloaded on 18 November 2017.
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