Platymiscium pleiostachyum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Fabaceae

Scientific Name: Platymiscium pleiostachyum Donn. Sm.
Common Name(s):
Spanish Cachimbo, Cristóbal, Ñambar

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered C1 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Americas Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Costa Rica, November 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; El Salvador; Nicaragua
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurring in remnant dry forests and woodlands on flat ground, including disturbed or secondary forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is scarce, individuals often show signs of genetic degradation and regeneration is largely absent. The timber is attractive and has been heavily exploited in Costa Rica but there is no evidence of it being present in international trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is listed in Appendix II of CITES.

Citation: Americas Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Costa Rica, November 1996). 1998. Platymiscium pleiostachyum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32512A9711562. . Downloaded on 23 April 2018.
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