Aglaia vitiensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Sapindales Meliaceae

Scientific Name: Aglaia vitiensis A.C.Sm.
Common Name(s):
English Lindiyango

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-27
Assessor(s): Cavu, S. & Rokocaucau, M.
Reviewer(s): Oldfield, S. & Keppel, G.
Contributor(s): Daveta, M., Masau, M., Thomas, N., Tikoca, S., Tutevu, I. & Young, E.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Rivers, M.C.
Aglaia vitiensis is an endemic tree to Fiji. It is listed as Least Concern because the extent of occurrence is large and the species is found on several islands. There is little information about the population size but given the large range it is assumed to be >1,000 mature individuals. There are localized threats but none are thought to cause any significant declines.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Aglaia vitiensis is endemic to Fiji and is known from four of the high islands of Viti Levu , Vanua levu, Taveuni and Koro. It has an extent of occurrence of 58,363 km2 in over 20 localities.
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Population [top]

Population:Little is known about the population size, but it has been described as "scattered". However, due to its large geographical range it is thought the population size is >1,000 mature individuals.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in both secondary and primary forests. Occurring  in dense forest and ridges at elevations from near sea level to 1,200 m. Flowers between January and August and fruiting between May and January.

Aglaia vitiensis is a compact or slender, sometimes freely-branched tree; it can grow from 3 - 23 m tall. The bole can be free of branches for up to 7 m and up to 30 cm in diameter.


Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is used as a timber tree in some parts of Viti Levu and its bark is used for medicinal purposes.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Loss of habitat from mining and agricultural developments are the main threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no plants in ex situ collections. It is found in protected areas in the Wabu and Sovi Basin regions.

Citation: Cavu, S. & Rokocaucau, M. 2016. Aglaia vitiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T36622A99517174. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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