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Calophyllum inophyllum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA THEALES GUTTIFERAE

Scientific Name: Calophyllum inophyllum
Species Authority: L.
Common Name/s:
English Alexandrian Laurel, Beach Calophyllum, Borneo Mahogany

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/least concern ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Stevens, P.F.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A widespread tree. It is widely planted, both within and outside its natural range.
Countries:
Native:
Australia; British Indian Ocean Territory; Brunei Darussalam; Fiji; India; Japan; Kenya; Madagascar; Mozambique; Myanmar; New Caledonia; Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago); Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand; Tuvalu; Viet Nam
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found on sandy beaches near the coast and sometimes inland on sandy soils up to 200 m altitude.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The good quality timber is cut in fairly large amounts and is often traded separately as 'beach calophyllum'.
Citation: Stevens, P.F. 1998. Calophyllum inophyllum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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