Nepenthes madagascariensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Nepenthales Nepenthaceae

Scientific Name: Nepenthes madagascariensis Poir.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2018
Date Assessed: 2014-11-30
Assessor(s): Clarke, C.M.
Reviewer(s): Cantley, R.
Contributor(s): Sarunday, C.
Although there are significant threats to this species in the Taolagnaro area, most subpopulations of N. madagascariensis do not appear to be threatened at present. Accordingly, this species is assessed as LC here, but there is a need to monitor population trends on a regular basis, as the complete loss of the Taolagnaro populations could lead to a rapid change in the species' conservation status.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Nepenthes madagascariensis has a patchy, but extensive range along the freshwater swamps of the east coast of Madagascar. It is commonest around Taolagnaro in the south, and if found as far north as Toamasina.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:180Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):NoEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:6650
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):NoExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):No
Upper elevation limit (metres):100
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Population [top]

Population:The population of Nepenthes madagascariensis is very large and is comprised of a number of disjunct subpopulations.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:50000Continuing decline of mature individuals:No
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No
No. of subpopulations:10-20Continuing decline in subpopulations:No
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations:NoAll individuals in one subpopulation:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found along the edges of swamps and in peaty/sandy soils at low altitudes.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Nepenthes madagascariensis is in cultivation, but is still relatively rare. It is popular among enthusiasts of Nepenthes, but that is the limit of its appeal. The species has no other known uses.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The primary threat to this species is mining in the Taolagnaro area.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is not the subject of any direct conservation actions, but it is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Clarke, C.M. 2018. Nepenthes madagascariensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T39672A21843961. . Downloaded on 18 July 2018.
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