|Scientific Name:||Elionurus platypus|
|Species Authority:||(Trin.) Hack.|
Andropogon platypus Trin.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
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.
|Range Description:||Elionurus platypus is distributed in tropical Africa mainly on the western side: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin and Zambia.|
Native:Benin; Côte d'Ivoire; Guinea; Liberia; Sierra Leone; Zambia
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|Population:||This species is widespread in tropical Africa.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is a perennial grass which has been found in forest clearings and savanna.|
|Use and Trade:||It provides some fodder, and in Sierra Leone it has been encouraged as a pasture grass (Burkill 1994).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known direct threats to this species.|
|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 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.|
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