Diospyros egrettarum 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Ebenales Ebenaceae

Scientific Name: Diospyros egrettarum
Species Authority: I.Richardson
Common Name(s):
French Bois d'ébène d'ile aux aigrettes feuilles

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Page, W.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: Once a dominant coastal ebony, the species is now reduced to fewer than 10 individuals on the mainland and a larger viable population on Ile aux Aigrettes, a coral island off the east coast.
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It was heavily harvested in the past for timber and firewood.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The trees on Ile aux Aigrettes are now benefiting from a number of protective measures, such as the eradication of exotic plants and rats.

Citation: Page, W. 1998. Diospyros egrettarum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30539A9561471. . Downloaded on 24 November 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided