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Millettia micans

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Millettia micans
Species Authority: Taub.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-04-24
Assessor/s: IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority
Reviewer/s: Hilton-Taylor, C.
Contributor/s: Bangirinama, F., Beentje, H.J., Bujo, F., Gereau, R., Kabuye, C., Kalema, J., Kelbessa, E., Kimeu, J.M., Luke, Q., Malombe, I., Manoko, L.M., Maunder, M., Minani, V., Mwachala, G., Mwangoka, M., Ndangalasi, H. & Sado, H.
Facilitator/s: Rodrigues, A.
Justification:
This species has an area of occupancy of 79.8848 km2 and is found in 4 locations where the threat is from conversion of habitat due to urban expansion. There is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of habitat for this species.
History:
1998 Vulnerable
1997 Not Threatened (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in the Dar es Salaam region and in Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania.
Countries:
Native:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No population size estimates for this species are available.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A small tree/shrub to 5 m high restricted to the remaining areas of dry coastal forest and open woodland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is a threat from increasing urban expansion around the Dar es Salaam region and the associated impacts that this has on the surrounding ecosystems. These include increased pole cutting, carbonization and conversion for agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is found in Ruvu South Forest Reserve, Selous Game Reserve and Lungonya Forest Reserve.
Citation: IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority 2013. Millettia micans. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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