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Khaya grandifoliola

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SAPINDALES MELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Khaya grandifoliola
Species Authority: C. DC.
Common Name(s):
English African Mahogany, Benin Mahogany, Large-leaved Mahogany, Senegal Mahogany
French Acajou

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Hawthorne, W.
History:
1997 Not Threatened (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: An important timber species, commonly confused with K. anthotheca but less widespread.
Countries:
Native:
Benin; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Nigeria; South Sudan; Sudan; Togo; Uganda
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurring more frequently in dry semi-deciduous forest and forest outliers than K. anthotheca.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Exploitation is heavy: extraction of mature individuals from subpopulations has been comprehensive. Regeneration is poor away from parent individuals and is best at the savannah-forest boundary.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protected subpopulations and log export bans are in place in various countries.

Citation: Hawthorne, W. 1998. Khaya grandifoliola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 July 2014.
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