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Dypsis antanambensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Arecales Arecaceae

Scientific Name: Dypsis antanambensis Beentje

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-12-17
Assessor(s): Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J.
Reviewer(s): Baker, W.J., Beentje, H.J. & Bachman, S.
Justification:
Endemic to the Mananara Avaratra National park where fewer than fifty individuals have been located. Although within a protected area, the small population is occasionally threatened by seed collection. The species is listed as Critically Endangered based on the small population size.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Madagascar. Restricted to Antanambe forest at Mananara Avaratra. Occurs at 250 to 400 m.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Madagascar
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:6
Number of Locations:1
Lower elevation limit (metres):250
Upper elevation limit (metres):400
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Population [top]

Population:The population is estimated to number less than fifty mature individuals.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:1-49
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Grows in rainforest, on ultramafic rocks.
Systems:Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Seed is collected for sale to the international horticultural trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is some exploitation of the seed of this species for the horticultural trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The whole population occurs within the National park of Mananara Avaratra.

Citation: Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J. 2012. Dypsis antanambensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T38519A2870613. . Downloaded on 23 July 2018.
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