Polyscias kikuyuensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Apiales Araliaceae

Scientific Name: Polyscias kikuyuensis Summerh.
Common Name(s):
English Parasol Tree

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Scattered in distribution in central Kenya.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Confined to wet upland forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is highly valued at a national level for its timber. Exploitation and habitat loss have led to the species becoming rarer.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The Kenyan Forestry authorities maintain plantations of it and also sell the seed. Subpopulations in Mt. Kenya National Park and other forest reserves are legally protected.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Polyscias kikuyuensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32243A9690957. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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