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Hyophorbe verschaffeltii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARECALES PALMAE

Scientific Name: Hyophorbe verschaffeltii
Species Authority: H.A. Wendl.
Common Name/s:
French Palmiste Marron

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered C2a ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Johnson, D.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Fewer than 60 individuals remain in the wild, occurring in Grand Montagne, Anse Quitor and Ravine de la Cascade, St Louis.
Countries:
Native:
Mauritius (Rodrigues)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Limestone areas.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no evidence of regeneration and grazing pressures are strong. There is also a threat of hybridisation with the introduced H. lagenicaulis. The species is of commercial interest as an ornamental.
Citation: Johnson, D. 1998. Hyophorbe verschaffeltii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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