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Couroupita guianensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA LECYTHIDALES LECYTHIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Couroupita guianensis
Species Authority: Aubl.
Common Name/s:
English Cannonball Tree
French Calabasse Colin
Spanish Arbol Santo, Bala De Cañón, Granadillo, Mamey Hediondo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/least concern ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Mitré, M.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The Panamanian subpopulation is confined to a few trees in two provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Panama; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: The species is very widespread but not common anywhere.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lowland semi-deciduous rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of this species has declined widely because of clearing for settlement, timber and agriculture, resulting in populations becoming threatened at a national level. The species is also very widely cultivated as an ornamental tree
Citation: Mitré, M. 1998. Couroupita guianensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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