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Fagraea gracilipes 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Gentianales Loganiaceae

Scientific Name: Fagraea gracilipes A.Gray

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-27
Assessor(s): Cavu, S. & Masau, M.
Reviewer(s): Oldfield, S. & Keppel, G.
Contributor(s): Daveta, M., Rokocaucau, M., Thomas, N., Tikoca, S., Tutevu, I. & Young, E.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Rivers, M.C.
Justification:
Fagraea gracilipes is an endemic tree to Fiji. It is listed as Near Threatened because the extent of occurrence is currently restricted (11,265 km2) and the species is found only in the northern part of Fiji. There is also continuing decline because of the extensive logging and the habitat loss along the coastal areas. The species nearly qualifies for listing as Vulnerable, but it is known from more than 10 threat-defined locations and there is no extreme fluctuation or severe fragmentation.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Fagraea gracilipes is endemic to Fiji, where it is known from only four of the islands. The extent of occurrence is 11,265 km2.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Fiji
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:68
Upper elevation limit (metres):500
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Population [top]

Population:It is sometimes locally abundant. It has become rare on Viti Levu. The subpopulations on the north coast of Vanua Levu are probably the least disturbed.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a spreading tree 3-25m high with a trunk of 1m or more in diameter. It is found from near sea level to about 500 m in dry or dense forest, in forest patches in grassland and infrequently on the inner edges of mangrove swamps.
Systems:Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: A desirable timber, used for house posts and marine constructions. It is harvested for its valuable wood.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is at risk through over-exploitation and the development of its coastal habitat. Cutting and coastal developments are responsible for the decline in habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has three ex situ collections worldwide  (BGCI 2016).  It is also located in the Colo-i-Suva Forest Protected Area. Conservation recommendations or this species include: i) area protection and management, ii) awareness and engagement of landowners and relevant regulatory authorities, iii) management of species and iv) research into ecology and ecosystem services.

Citation: Cavu, S. & Masau, M. 2016. Fagraea gracilipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T33709A68076388. . Downloaded on 20 September 2017.
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