Memecylon sisparense 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Myrtales Melastomataceae

Scientific Name: Memecylon sisparense
Species Authority: Gamble

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): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The type locality is in Sispara in the Nilgiri Hills.
Countries occurrence:
India (Tamil Nadu)
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Population [top]

Population: The species has not been found there since it was first discovered. Elsewhere there is an occurrence further south in the Palni Hills.
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Submontane forest (Palni Hills).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is possible the population has been wiped out by the large-scale conversion of forest to plantation crops.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Memecylon sisparense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T31204A9612557. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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