Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Vouacapoua americana
Species Authority: Aubl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A1cd+2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Varty, N. & Guadagnin, D.L.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Near Threatened (nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurs in a few privately owned or inaccessible localities in Brazil.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Amapá, Maranhão, Pará); French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname
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Population [top]

Population: Subpopulations are now reduced to remaining areas of high dense forest. In Suriname the species is still reasonably common (P. Teunissen pers. comm. 2006).
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A slow-growing timber species. It does not occur in open areas of forest or other vegetation types.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Declines in numbers continue because of overexploitation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is included in the official list compiled by IBAMA of threatened Brazilian plants.

Citation: Varty, N. & Guadagnin, D.L. 1998. Vouacapoua americana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33918A9820054. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.
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