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Actinodaphne lawsonii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA LAURALES LAURACEAE

Scientific Name: Actinodaphne lawsonii
Species Authority: Gamble

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
History:
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from scattered populations in the Western Ghats. It has been collected mostly from isolated peaks in the Nilgiris. Subpopulations have also been recorded from outlying areas, mainly at high altitudes, from South Kanara in Karnataka and the Anamalai range.
Countries:
Native:
India (Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A small tree of evergreen forest. Occurring up to 2,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat is threatened in places with clearance for the cultivation of commercial crops.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Actinodaphne lawsonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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