Diospyros atrata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Ebenales Ebenaceae

Scientific Name: Diospyros atrata (Thwaites) Alston
Diospyros embryopteris Blanco ssp. 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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:

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 occurrence:
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).

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30855A9583142. . Downloaded on 21 May 2018.
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