Balfourodendron riedelianum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Balfourodendron riedelianum
Species Authority: Engl.
Common Name(s):
Spanish Guatambu, Guatambu Blanco

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1acd+2cd 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)
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurs along the banks of the Paraná and Uruguay River systems. The genus is under taxonomic review.
Argentina; Brazil (Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, São Paulo); Paraguay
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Population [top]

Population: A common species. The species has become scarce in places but it is still reported to occur in abundance in a large part of its range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lowland forest along river bank. It also extends into cerrado forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Overexploitation of the timber and deforestation.

Citation: Americas Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Costa Rica, November 1996) 1998. Balfourodendron riedelianum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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