|Scientific Name:||Erythrina haerdii|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species is closely related to two others E. abyssinica and E. sacleuxiii and this may be a hybrid [[- see FTEA]]|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority|
|Reviewer/s:||Hilton-Taylor, C. & Maunder, M.|
Erythrina haerdii has a small range with an estimated extent of occurrence of 7,989 km² and area of occupancy is 70 km². It is known from seven locations and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of the remaining habitat outside of the protected areas due to agricultural expansion. It therefore qualifies for listing as Vulnerable.
|Range Description:||The species occurs in central Tanzania at eastern foot of the Udzungwa range and further out in the Kilombero valley. Recorded to occur at altitudes between 300 and 1,760 m.|
Native:Tanzania, United Republic of
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|Population:||Occurs mostly as scattered trees, not very common.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||A small tree found in grassland or on forest edges.|
|Major Threat(s):||There is likely to be some decline in the lower elevation localities due to clearance of habitat for agriculture. The tree is not used for firewood, hence it is probable that some trees would be left standing.|
Recorded from Udzungwa Mountains National Park and Nyanganje Forest Reserve.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority 2012. Erythrina haerdii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 10 December 2013.|
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