Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Celastrales Celastraceae

Scientific Name: Platypterocarpus tanganyikensis
Species Authority: Dunkley & Brenan

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2b, C2b ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lovett, J. & Clarke, G.P.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known only from West Usambara. The genus is monotypic. The nearest related genus is Wimmeria in Central and South America.
Countries occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: A substantial area of the forest in which it occurred was cleared in the mid-1960s and it may now be extinct.
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dry montane forests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Lovett, J. & Clarke, G.P. 1998. Platypterocarpus tanganyikensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32875A9730818. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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