Piper seychellarum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Piperales Piperaceae

Scientific Name: Piper seychellarum J.Gerlach
Common Name(s):
English Seychelles Pepper

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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Assessor(s): Gerlach, J.
Reviewer(s): Dulloo, M.E. & Mauremootoo, J. (Indian Ocean Island Plant Red List Authority)
The range of Piper seychellarum is well known (0.5 km²). Although locally abundant, this species qualifies for Vulnerable under criterion D2 on the basis of range restriction. There has been agricultural activity on the island in the past which may have caused the range restriction, which could very quickly impact the species if resumed. Also invasive species, although not considered a major threat at present, could very quickly eliminate this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Restricted to Silhouette Island, Seycheles. Known only from the Anse Mondon River valley with an extent of occurrence and area of occupancy of 0.5 km². The species is locally abundant but the number of individuals has not been determined.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurs in riverine forest (100-500 m a.s.l.) growing only within 500 m of the stream bed.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats other than stochastic loss in the restricted range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Forest areas are managed for conservation by the Nature Protection Trust of Seychelles – Islands Development Company Silhouette Conservation Project, but no legal protection.

Citation: Gerlach, J. 2003. Piper seychellarum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T44006A10847879. . Downloaded on 28 May 2018.
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