Baphia macrocalyx 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Baphia macrocalyx
Species Authority: Harms
Taxonomic Notes: Found in two varieties, vars. campestris and heterophylla.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v) 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., Kelbessa, E., Kimeu, J.M., Luke, Q., Malombe, I., Manoko, L.M., Maunder, M., Minani, V., Mwachala, G., Mwangoka, M., Ndangalasi, H. & Sado, H.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Rodrigues, A.
This species has an extent of occurrence and area of occupancy of 15079.8 km2 and 119.827 km2 receptively,  in 5-10 locations where the threat is conversion of habitat for agriculture. With the complete conversion of forest habitat in Northern Mozambique for agriculture, there is a continuing decline in area of occupancy, extent of occurrence, extent and quality of habitat, number of locations/subpopulations and number of mature individuals.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in southeastern Tanzania and northern Mozambique.
Countries occurrence:
Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 119.827
Number of Locations: 5-10
Lower elevation limit (metres): 50
Upper elevation limit (metres): 790
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Population [top]

Population: There are no population size estimates for this species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Rare to locally frequent evergreen shrub or tree to 10 m in dry forest and coastal thicket.
Systems: Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There has been encroachment by agriculture on the forest habitat on the Mueda plateau and in the Ruvuma estuary in Southeastern Tanzania bordering Mozambique. There has been the complete conversion of forest habitat in Northern Mozambique for agriculture leading to the likely extirpation of individuals at those collection sites.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in the Ruawa Forest Reserve, Tanzania.

Citation: IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority. 2013. Baphia macrocalyx. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T34789A2855285. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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