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Santalum macgregorii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SANTALALES SANTALACEAE

Scientific Name: Santalum macgregorii
Species Authority: F. Muell.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1cd, C1 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Eddowes, P.J.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found in the eastern part of Western Province and possibly also in south-east Irian Jaya.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A parasitic or semi-parasitic species found in open savannah vegetation and in savannah forest in gullies.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): As with all other sources of sandalwood, this species is overexploited for its scented wood, which is used for incense, perfume, essential oil and carving. In Papua New Guinea the exploitation began at the turn of the last century; now the resource is greatly depleted as there are few mature trees or virgin stands.

Citation: Eddowes, P.J. 1998. Santalum macgregorii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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