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Ficus bizanae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA URTICALES MORACEAE

Scientific Name: Ficus bizanae
Species Authority: Hutch. & Burtt Davy

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable C2a ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Hilton-Taylor, C. <i>et al.</i>
History:
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Mainly found in the Transkei, Eastern Cape, but also in southern KwaZulu-Natal and in a disjunct subpopulation in Ngoye forest, northern KwaZulu-Natal.
Countries:
Native:
South Africa (Eastern Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal)
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Population [top]

Population: It is known from approximately six localities and does not seem to be common anywhere.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A species of coastal and riverine forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although a number of localities are in demarcated forest reserves, these reserves have not been effectively protected since 1994. Many forest patches are under threat from people collecting firewood and timber and expanding settlements.
Citation: Hilton-Taylor, C. et al. 1998. Ficus bizanae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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