Millettia micans 


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/Compiler(s): Rodrigues, A.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (VU)
1998 Not Threatened (nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in the Dar es Salaam region and in Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania.
Countries occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 79.8848
Number of Locations: 4
Lower elevation limit (metres): 23
Upper elevation limit (metres): 150
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Population [top]

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

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
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T32269A2812038. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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