Entandrophragma utile 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Sapindales Meliaceae

Scientific Name: Entandrophragma utile (Dawe & Sprague) Sprague

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Hawthorne, W.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:An important source of African mahogany.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Gabon; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population:Regeneration is good after disturbance.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is generally noted to be more light-demanding and tolerant of dry conditions.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This widespread species is heavily exploited throughout its range. Genetic erosion caused by the depletion of mature individuals from subpopulations has taken place in most countries. Local overcutting is also common in parts of West Africa. Growth rates are amongst the slowest in the genus and the seeds and seedlings suffer high mortality rates because of insect attack.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are protected subpopulations and felling limits in various countries.

Citation: Hawthorne, W. 1998. Entandrophragma utile. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32236A9690202. . Downloaded on 16 July 2018.
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