Elionurus platypus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Elionurus platypus
Species Authority: (Trin.) Hack.
Andropogon platypus Trin.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2009-01-28
Assessor(s): Contu, S.
Reviewer(s): Scott, J.A.
This species is assessed as Least Concern. The species has a wide distribution range. It is widespread in tropical from Guinea to Zambia. The population is currently believed to be stable and no real threats are known at present.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Elionurus platypus is distributed in tropical Africa mainly on the western side: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin and Zambia.
Benin; Côte d'Ivoire; Guinea; Liberia; Sierra Leone; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: This species is widespread in tropical Africa.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is a perennial grass which has been found in forest clearings and savanna.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It provides some fodder, and in Sierra Leone it has been encouraged as a pasture grass (Burkill 1994).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known direct threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures specifically for this species and the species is not currently known to occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Contu, S. 2013. Elionurus platypus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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