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Memecylon sisparense

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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
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: World Conservation Monitoring Centre
History:
1997 Indeterminate (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The type locality is in Sispara in the Nilgiri Hills.
Countries:
Native:
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.

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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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