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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ashton, P.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Kegalle and the South Peak Sanctuary.
Countries occurrence:
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.
Additional data:

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 1998: e.T30815A9579668. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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