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Vitex keniensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA LAMIALES VERBENACEAE

Scientific Name: Vitex keniensis
Species Authority: Turrill
Common Name(s):
English Meru Oak

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd+2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
History:
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurs in parts of the central highlands, including the north-east slopes of Mt. Kenya. It is also widely planted in the western highlands.
Countries:
Native:
Kenya
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: In the wild it is confined to moist evergreen forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Most subpopulations, although protected, are in danger of being overexploited.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The Plant Conservation Programme in Kenya maintains a living collection and seed stocks.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Vitex keniensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 August 2014.
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