Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Rubiales Rubiaceae

Scientific Name: Byrsophyllum tetrandrum
Species Authority: (Beddome) Hook.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A small tree, known only from a few localities in the Agastyamalai Hills.
Countries occurrence:
India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Submontane forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Large areas have been exposed to fires, grazing, the establishment of commercial plantations and cutting for fuelwood.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: About 1,000 km² of forest remain protected within sanctuaries.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Byrsophyllum tetrandrum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32495A9705251. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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