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Khaya ivorensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SAPINDALES MELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Khaya ivorensis
Species Authority: A. Chev.
Common Name(s):
English African Mahogany, Lagos Mahogany
French Acajou D'Afrique

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): African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe, July 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The most important Khaya species for providing African mahogany.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Cameroon; Côte d'Ivoire; Gabon; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in various habitat types in west and central Africa but is most abundant in wet undisturbed evergreen forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Levels of exploitation are very high. Little regeneration takes place after disturbance. Individuals reach a seed-producing age at 30 years, although large seed crops appear only at three to four year intervals.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Log export bans and legal protection exist in various countries.

Citation: African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe, July 1996) 1998. Khaya ivorensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 August 2014.
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