Erythrina haerdii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Fabaceae

Scientific Name: Erythrina haerdii Verdc.
Taxonomic Notes: This species is closely related to two others E. abyssinica and E. sacleuxiii and this may be a hybrid [[- see FTEA]]

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-09-03
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:70
Number of Locations:7
Lower elevation limit (metres):300
Upper elevation limit (metres):1760
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Population [top]

Population:Occurs mostly as scattered trees, not very common.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A small tree found in grassland or on forest edges.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Not known to be used.

Threats [top]

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.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

Recorded from Udzungwa Mountains National Park and Nyanganje Forest Reserve.

Citation: IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority. 2012. Erythrina haerdii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T32272A2812318. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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