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Pandanus pyramidalis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA PANDANALES PANDANACEAE

Scientific Name: Pandanus pyramidalis
Species Authority: Barkly ex Balf.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Florens, D. (TPTNC)
Reviewer(s): Bachraz, V. & Florens, D. (Indian Ocean Island Plant Red List Authority)
Justification:
The known plant at Bonnefin was extinct in 1996. More field work need to be done to find any existing individuals.
History:
1998 Extinct (Oldfield et al. 1998)
1998 Extinct
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The known plant at Bonnefin was extinct in 1996. More field work need to be done to find any existing individual. Formerly eight individuals were known at Grotte Bonnefin near curepipe and a solitary plant in river reserves near La Marie (Flore des Mascareignes).
Countries:
Possibly extinct:
Mauritius
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Population [top]

Population: No plants have been seen since the last plant at Bonnefin was lost in 1995 due to disease. It is possible that the species survives in areas which have not been surveyed.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: River banks and marshlands on the highlands of the central plateau.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat removal induced by human settlement and agriculture. No germinating seeds or young plants has been found.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Attempts at layering have been unsuccessful. Field surveys need to be done in appropriate habitat.

Citation: Florens, D. (TPTNC) 2000. Pandanus pyramidalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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