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Caesalpinia echinata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Caesalpinia echinata
Species Authority: Lam.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1acd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
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Needs updating
Assessor(s): Varty, N.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is recorded in reserves in Bahia and Pernambuco. There is also a reintroduction programme at Linareas Reserve and the species is listed on the official list of threatened Brazilian plants by IBAMA.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Sergipe)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation. The exploitation of this species as a dyewood dates back to 1501. The original collectors of the dyewood were called brasileiros, after whom the country is now named. Synthetic dyes only became available in 1875, by which time dramatic population declines had already taken place and continued to occur until the 1920s. Natural stands were almost completely destroyed but some subpopulations remained in a few areas on the coastal plain.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is recorded in reserves in Bahia and Pernambuco. There is also a reintroduction programme at Linareas Reserve and the species is listed on the official list of threatened Brazilian plants by IBAMA.

Citation: Varty, N. 1998. Caesalpinia echinata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 December 2014.
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