Milicia excelsa 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Rosales Moraceae

Scientific Name: Milicia excelsa (Welw.) C.C. Berg

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Iroko, common and widely distributed throughout tropical Africa.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Benin; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea (Bioko); Ethiopia; Gabon; Ghana; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sao Tomé and Principe (Sâo Tomé); Sierra Leone; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population:A common species. Trees are often left standing after land clearance and natural regeneration is good in open places.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found in different forest types.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Suffers from heavy exploitation. East Africa was once a major source of the timber, which was used as a teak substitute until supplies became short. West Africa continues to export large quantities of it. Some subpopulations suffer from gall attacks, especially in plantations, and its seed loses viability quickly.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Milicia excelsa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33903A9817388. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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