Pistacia aethiopica 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Sapindales Anacardiaceae

Scientific Name: Pistacia aethiopica
Species Authority: Kokwaro

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: In the main part of its range in North and East Africa, the species is fairly abundant. There is an outlying subpopulation in Arabia, restricted to Jebel Iraf on the old North Yemen-South Yemen border. The species is also thought to be extinct in Eritrea.
Countries occurrence:
Ethiopia; Kenya; Somalia; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Yemen
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The woodland here is believed to be in good condition, although it may come under threat after the completion of a new road to the area. The tree produces a high-quality gum mastic and damage is frequently incurred from the tapping process. The subpopulations around Nairobi are said to be wiped out from overexploitation.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Pistacia aethiopica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T37880A10078287. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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