Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malvales Bombacaceae

Scientific Name: Adansonia rubrostipa
Species Authority: Jum. & Perr.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species extends along the west coast from near Itampolo in the south-west to Soalala in the north-west.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurring in spiny and dry forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This wide distribution ensures the species is conservationally secure, although populations north of Toliara are threatened with destruction for charcoal production. There has been considerable population declines in the past because of the dramatic rate of habitat loss. The long generation time of baobabs makes them more vulnerable.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Adansonia rubrostipa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T37679A10065959. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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