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Pouteria altissima

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EBENALES SAPOTACEAE

Scientific Name: Pouteria altissima
Species Authority: (A.Chev.) Baehni

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/conservation dependent ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe, July 1996)
History:
1997 Not Threatened (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This timber species is widespread throughout the African tropics.
Countries:
Native:
Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ethiopia; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurring in drier areas of semi-deciduous forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species provides a general-purpose timber and is overexploited in parts of its range. In the timber industry, it is frequently confused with Aningeria robusta (now P. aningeri).

Citation: African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe, July 1996) 1998. Pouteria altissima. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 August 2014.
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