Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Ebenales Ebenaceae

Scientific Name: Diospyros benstonei
Species Authority: Kosterm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered C2b ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Eddowes, P.J.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Apparently confined to Misima Island in Milne Bay Province.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This small rare tree occurs in streamside rainforest in a gorge.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The population is threatened by mining and cutting for local use.

Citation: Eddowes, P.J. 1998. Diospyros benstonei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38344A10112989. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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