Warburgia stuhlmannii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Magnoliales Canellaceae

Scientific Name: Warburgia stuhlmannii
Species Authority: Engl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-04-24
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C.
Contributor(s): Bangirinama, F., Beentje, H.J., Bujo, F., Gereau, R., Kabuye, C., Kalema, J., Kangethe, S., Kelbessa, E., Kimeu, J.M., Kindeketa, W., Luke, Q., Malombe, I., Manoko, L.M., Maunder, M., Minani, V., Mwachala, G., Mwangoka, M., Ndangalasi, H., Nyange, M. & Sado, H.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Rodrigues, A.
This species has an EOO of 9550.84 sq km and 5 to 10 location have been identified where the threat is from harvesting for medicinal purposes. There is also continuing decline in the extent/quality of habitat due to conversion of habitat for agriculture and coastal development projects.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (VU)
1998 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found along the coast of Kenya and Northeast Tanzania (Panga province).
Countries occurrence:
Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 119.827
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO): Yes
Number of Locations: 5-10
Lower elevation limit (metres): 20
Upper elevation limit (metres): 225
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Population [top]

Population: No population estimates for available, however, plants are often highly scattered over their distribution, often consisting only of isolated individuals.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals: Unknown
Population severely fragmented: Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Multi-trunk tree reaching 15 m in height found in coastal thicket and open woodland/scrubland.
Systems: Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is used locally as a medicinal plant.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sought after as a medicinal plant, it has been over-collected in Kwale district, Kenya. It is not known whether this species is used medicinally in Lamu district. The species receives some protection in Marenje forest reserve, although this forest has been disturbed and only a small number of individuals are know from this reserve.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is found in the Marenji Forest Reserve and Msumbugwe Forest Reserve.

Citation: IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority. 2013. Warburgia stuhlmannii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T34212A2851318. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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