Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Celastrales Celastraceae

Scientific Name: Bhesa nitidissima
Species Authority: Kosterm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically 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 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: South-west Sri Lanka.
Countries occurrence:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: During the extensive National Conservation Review forest surveys, only one individual was found in a single forest reserve.
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A rare species restricted to lowland wet evergreen forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Bhesa nitidissima. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32613A9717641. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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