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Pterocarpus indicus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Pterocarpus indicus
Species Authority: Willd.
Common Name(s):
English Amboyna Wood, Burmese Rosewood, Red Sandalwood
French Santal Rouge

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1d ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
History:
1997 Not Threatened (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The Viet Nam subpopulation has been extinct for some 300 years. An extensive forest survey in Sri Lanka has failed to find the species and information on subpopulations in India, Indonesia and the Philippines indicate the species is seriously threatened. Exploitation of the few known stands in Peninsular Malaysia may have caused its extinction there and what are believed to be the largest remaining subpopulations, in New Guinea, are being heavily exploited.
Countries:
Native:
Cambodia; India; Indonesia (Bali, Jawa, Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Is., Maluku, Papua, Sulawesi, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah); Myanmar; Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago, North Solomons); Philippines; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Vanuatu
Regionally extinct:
Viet Nam
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A widespread tree found in lowland primary and some secondary forest, mainly along tidal creeks and rocky shores.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Subpopulations have declined because of overexploitation, sometimes illegal exploitation, of the narra timber, as well as from increasing general habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Cultivated subpopulations are widely distributed throughout the tropics.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Pterocarpus indicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 July 2014.
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