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Shorea pallescens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA THEALES DIPTEROCARPACEAE

Scientific Name: Shorea pallescens
Species Authority: P.S. Ashton

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A1cd, C2a ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ashton, P.
History:
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Kegalle and the South Peak Sanctuary.
Countries:
Native:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: It was not found during the extensive forest surveys conducted between 1991 and 1996 for the National Conservation Review, suggesting that it is either extremely rare or possibly extinct.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A dipterocarp restricted to lowland wet evergreen forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is unable to reach reproductive maturity between the current cutting cycles.

Citation: Ashton, P. 1998. Shorea pallescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.
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