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Diospyros atrata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EBENALES EBENACEAE

Scientific Name: Diospyros atrata
Species Authority: (Thwaites) Alston
Synonym/s:
Diospyros embryopteris Blanco subspecies atrata Thwaites
Taxonomic Notes: The plants recorded from India may be a separate species, as Govaerts (2009) says this species is only found in Sri Lanka in the Kandy area.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: World Conservation Monitoring Centre
History:
1997 Indeterminate (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: In Sri Lanka, a recent survey identified a total of three subpopulations, occurring in Ratnapura and Kalutara districts. In India subpopulations are restricted to the southernmost end of the Western Ghats, including the Agastyamalai Hills
Countries:
Native:
India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu); Sri Lanka
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Wet evergreen forest (Sri Lanka) and submontane forest (India).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In India forest has declined in extent.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In India, forest is now protected within sanctuaries.
Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Diospyros atrata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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