Attalea crassispatha 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Arecales Palmae

Scientific Name: Attalea crassispatha
Species Authority: (Mart.) Burret
Orbignya crassispatha (Mart.) Glassman

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Johnson, D.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Confined to the south-west peninsula of Haiti. In 1996, fewer than 30 individuals were found in two adjacent river valleys.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A palm tree of lowland forest in river valleys.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is threatened by encroaching agriculture and local exploitation of the edible seeds.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is in cultivation at the Fairchild Tropical Garden, but the mature palms do not flower.

Citation: Johnson, D. 1998. Attalea crassispatha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38198A10101005. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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