Vitex keniensis 


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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)

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.
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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 1998: e.T33475A9786665. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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