Lijndenia brenanii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Myrtales Melastomataceae

Scientific Name: Lijndenia brenanii
Species Authority: (A.Fern. & R.Fern.) Jacq.Fél.
Memecylon brenanii A.Fern. & R.Fern.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered () B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-03-22
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. & Scott, J.A.
Contributor(s): Luke, Q., Bangirinama, F., Beentje, H.J., Gereau, R., Kabuye, C., Kamau, P., Kindeketa, W., Maunder, M., Mwachala, G., Mwangoka, M. & Ndangalasi, H.
As the sites count as a single location and the habitat is in decline, we regard this taxon as Critically Endangered; as it has been searched for and not found, it might be Extinct.
Date last seen: 1961
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

Two collections in the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania, in 1934 and 1961.

Countries occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 8
Number of Locations: 1
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1060
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1060
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Population [top]

Population: No population size estimates for this species are available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A tree reaching 18 m. Found in lowland rainforests.
Systems: Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There is no information on any use or trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The northern site has been searched specifically for this taxon by Stone & Luke, but the species was not refound. This site was impacted by the goldrush of 2000-2006. The Reserve has been logged in the past and has declined in quality; the exotic Maesopsis is coming in and impacting the habitat. This reserve has also been intensely collected by many collectors.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

One of the sites is within Amani Nature Reserve.

Citation: IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority. 2013. Lijndenia brenanii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T35415A2859029. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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