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Populus ilicifolia

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SALICALES SALICACEAE

Scientific Name: Populus ilicifolia
Species Authority: (Engl.) Rouleau
Common Name/s:
English Tana River Poplar

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: World Conservation Monitoring Centre
History:
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Restricted to the Tana, Athi and Uaso-Nyiro river systems in Kenya and the Ruvu river system of Tanzania.
Countries:
Native:
Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is one of the dominant components of riparian forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat is greatly reduced and the species is notably scarcer. Seed crops are frequently washed away in annual floods after vegetation clearance. In Kenya the habitat has also been widely irrigated and cleared for settlement programmes.
Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Populus ilicifolia. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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