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Trichilia lovettii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SAPINDALES MELIACEAE

Scientific Name: Trichilia lovettii
Species Authority: Cheek

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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/s: Rodrigues, A.
Justification:
Due to the lack of any foreseeable threat to this species, it is listed Least Concern. However, in view of the distribution of this species being restricted to protected areas with adequate protection measures in place, the current Red List evaluation of this species is dependent on these protection measures being upheld in the future.
History:
1998 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania.  It is suspected that this species had a larger distribution before, and that this was encroached upon by human populations.  Last collected in 2006.
Countries:
Native:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No population size estimates for this species are available.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Shrub or small tree up to 10m.  Female flowers unknown. Found in mid-elevation rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is well protected across its current distribution and there do not seem to be any threats in the present or near future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in the West Kilombero Scarp Forest Reserve, Udzungwa Mountains National Park.  Even though the forest at Lulanda is ungazetted it is under good community protection due to it being a sacred forest.
Citation: IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority 2013. Trichilia lovettii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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