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Saraca asoca

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Saraca asoca
Species Authority: (Roxb.) Willd.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): CAMP Workshops on Medicinal Plants, India (January 1997)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurring in the south and central Western Ghats and Sri Lanka.
Countries:
Native:
India; Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: No subpopulations were found in Sri Lanka during the extensive forest surveys conducted between 1991 and 1996 for the National Conservation Review, suggesting the species is either extremely rare or possibly extinct.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This small tree has become threatened in some parts of its range mainly through the loss of its habitat.

Citation: CAMP Workshops on Medicinal Plants, India (January 1997) 1998. Saraca asoca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 September 2014.
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