Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Amburana acreana
Species Authority: (Ducke) A.C.Smith
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomic status of the genus is not consolidated, there being confusion between this and A. cearensis (Allemão) A.C. Sm. The former is sometimes treated as a variety of the latter.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1d+2d ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Varty, N. & Guadagnin, D.L.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil (Acre, Mato Grosso, Rondônia); Peru
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Population [top]

Population: Formerly abundant.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Non-flooded forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has been heavily exploited for its wood, used for making luxury furniture. In Rondônia the number of sawmills, which principally process A. acreana, increased eightfold between 1975 and 1982.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is now on the official list of threatened species compiled by IBAMA in 1992.

Citation: Varty, N. & Guadagnin, D.L. 1998. Amburana acreana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T34426A9867560. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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