Cynometra brachyrrhachis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Cynometra brachyrrhachis
Species Authority: Harms

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2bc, D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lovett, J. & Clarke, G.P.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is locally dominant in three patches of coastal forest in the Pangani River basin. Two of them are contained within forest reserves: Gendagenda Forest Reserve (27 km²), and Tongwe Forest Reserve (12 km²), the remaining population occurs in the Pangani Falls Forest (1 km²). The species is also reported to occur in lowland forest in the East Usambara Mountains. FTEA notes this may be a species of Scorodophloeus.
Countries occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Coastal forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): A hydroelectric dam has been built in the Pangani Falls Forest. The demand for agricultural land puts pressure on all these sites.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in several forest reserves.

Citation: Lovett, J. & Clarke, G.P. 1998. Cynometra brachyrrhachis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32273A9692396. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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