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Anonidium usambarense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MAGNOLIALES ANNONACEAE

Scientific Name: Anonidium usambarense
Species Authority: R.E. Fries
Taxonomic Notes: According to Dr. Thomas Couvreur the type specimen is not Anonidium and is probably Polyceratocarpus scheffleri which occurs in the same locality. Until this is confirmed this taxon must be considered Data Deficient.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2006-03-02
Assessor(s): Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project Participants
Reviewer(s): Luke, Q. & Hilton-Taylor, C.
Justification:
Known only from the type collection, the area has been extensively surveyed, and this species has been specifically searched for. According to Dr. Thomas Couvreur the type specimen is not Anonidium and is probably Polyceratocarpus scheffleri which occurs in the same locality. Until this is confirmed this taxon must be considered Data Deficient.
History:
1998 Extinct (Oldfield et al. 1998)
1998 Extinct

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Collected in 1910 at Amani in the Usambara Mts and has not been collected or seen again.
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Population [top]

Population: Only one collection.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Presumably in montane forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Amani Nature Reserve is in the area,but it is not clear if the specimen was collected within the reserve area or not.

Citation: Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project Participants 2009. Anonidium usambarense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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