Leplaea cedrata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Sapindales Meliaceae

Scientific Name: Leplaea cedrata (A.Chev.) E.J.M.Koenen & Wilde
Common Name(s):
English Light Bossé, Scented Guarea
Guarea cedrata (A.Chev.) Pellegrin
Trichilia cedrata A.Chev.
Taxonomic Source(s): Koenen, E.J.M. and De Wilde, J.J.F.E. 2012. A taxonomic revision of the reinstated genus Lepalea and the newly recognized genus Neoguarea (Meliaceae, Sapindales): the exclusion of Guarea from Africa. Plant Ecology and Evolution 145(2): 209-241.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1c ver 2.3
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Uganda
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A timber species found in some abundance in moist semi-deciduous forest and in the drier undisturbed areas of moist evergreen forest. Regeneration is more successful in undisturbed areas where there has been no burning.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Levels of exploitation are moderate and the species often suffers from its similarity to Entandrophragma angolense, resulting in it being harvested with the same intensity.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: Was originally assessed under the generic name Guaraea but it is now treated under Leplaea, hence the need for this amended assessment.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 2017. Leplaea cedrata (amended version of 1998 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T32233A118192672. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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