Franklinia alatamaha


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Franklinia alatamaha
Species Authority: Bartr. ex Marsh.
Common Name(s):
English Franklin Tree

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct in the Wild ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Originally occurring along the banks of Alatahama River in McIntosh County on the Coastal Plain of Georgia, the only known colony occurred in acidic bogs at the heads of sand-hill branches and was thought to have been brought to extinction largely through overcollection by nurserymen.
Regionally extinct:
United States (Georgia)
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Population [top]

Population: This species has not been seen in the wild since 1803. Numerous expeditions to relocate the plant in the wild have failed. It is now a popular garden plant.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A multi-stemmed shrub or small tree.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Franklinia alatamaha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 May 2015.
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