Pericopsis elata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Fabaceae

Scientific Name: Pericopsis elata (Harms) van Meeuwen
Common Name(s):
English African Teak, Afromosia, Afrormosia

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe, July 1996)
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:A timber species, also known as Afrormosia, which provides an important alternative to teak. Found in Central and West Africa.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Nigeria
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a gregarious species, restricted to the drier parts of semi-deciduous forests.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Since 1948 trade in the timber has soared. Levels of exploitation have been unsustainable in all countries and the species' habitat has declined. Regeneration is insufficient to replace lost subpopulations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is currently listed in CITES Appendix II.

Citation: African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe, July 1996). 1998. Pericopsis elata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33191A9759606. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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