Cephalosphaera usambarensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cephalosphaera usambarensis
Species Authority: Warb.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2b ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lovett, J. & Clarke, G.P.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A monotypic genus restricted to small areas in the Usambara Mts., Southern Nguru Mts., Uluguru Mts. and Udzungwa Mts. A population also occurs in the Shimba Hills in Kenya. The nearest relative is a small genus, Brochoneura, in Madagascar.
Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Upper moist evergreen forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The timber, used for veneer, has been overexploited in the recent past and habitat degradation has also caused population declines.

Citation: Lovett, J. & Clarke, G.P. 1998. Cephalosphaera usambarensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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