Vateria indica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Vateria indica
Species Authority: L.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ashton, P.

Geographic Range [top]

India (Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu)
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Population [top]

Population: Few healthy populations remain. Regeneration is said to be good where allowed.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A slow-growing species, found primarily in the west coast evergreen forests, and also occasionally in secondary evergreen dipterocarp forest in the south.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The timber has been overexploited, particularly for the plywood industry. Loss of habitat and other human activities have also contributed to population declines.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Some populations are contained in forest reserves. Trees are being planted on a small scale.

Citation: Ashton, P. 1998. Vateria indica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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