Entandrophragma cylindricum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Sapindales Meliaceae

Scientific Name: Entandrophragma cylindricum (Sprague) Sprague
Common Name(s):
English Sapele
Pseudocedrela cylindrica Sprague

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Hawthorne, W.
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Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Angola; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Gabon; Ghana; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population:A major source of African hardwood. Growth rates are amongst the slowest in the genus.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is scattered in semi-deciduous forests. In comparison with other species of Entandrophragma, this species can occur in drier habitats, including abandoned fields, but it does not respond well to burning.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Exploited heavily throughout its range. Genetic erosion caused by the large-scale depletion of mature individuals from populations has taken place in some countries.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are protected subpopulations and felling limits in various countries.

Citation: Hawthorne, W. 1998. Entandrophragma cylindricum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33051A9753619. . Downloaded on 21 August 2018.
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