Turraea kimbozensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Sapindales Meliaceae

Scientific Name: Turraea kimbozensis Cheek

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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., 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 26.2808 k2 and 16 km2 respectively and is found in 2-4 locations where the threat is from invasive Cedrela species and conversion of habitat for agriculture.  There is a continuing decline in the quality and extent of habitat of this species.

Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Found in the Mkungwe and Kimboza Forest Reserves, Tanzania.  Last collected in 2006. 


Number of collections used = 6 consisting of 5 localities


AOO: Number of cells :4

AOO Area :16 km sq - ENDANGERED (EN)

Ulugurus.  225-450m.   

Countries occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:16
Number of Locations:2-4
Lower elevation limit (metres):225
Upper elevation limit (metres):450
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A  shrub/treelet reaching 1-2m tall.  Found in rainforest on limestone.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The forest has already been cleared of valuable timber and planted with exotic timbers, of which a Cedrela species has become invasive. The surrounding area is densely populated and the demand for agricultural land is strong. There is little information on the threats to Mkungwe Forest Reserve.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is found in Mkungwe Forest Reserve and Kimboza Forest Reserve.  At the last assesment of this species, two forest guards, working under the Tanzanian Catchment Forest Project, were preventing illegal cutting and encroachment.

Citation: IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority. 2013. Turraea kimbozensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T34878A2856939. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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