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Asteropeia labatii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA THEALES ASTEROPEIACEAE

Scientific Name: Asteropeia labatii
Species Authority: G.E.Schatz, Lowry & A.-E.Wolf

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A3cd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Randriantafika, F.M.
Reviewer(s): Birkinshaw, C., Lowry, P.P. & Rajeriarison, C. (Madagascar Plants RLA)
Justification:
Based on the rate of habitat loss due to exploitation of trees for timber and firewood and frequent grassland fires, this species is projected to be facing a 50–80% decline in the future.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Fianarantsoa: Ambatofinandrahana, Ingaro, Isalo National Parc, Col des Tapia, Itremo, Andringitra Integral Natural Reserve; Toliara: Benenitra, Sakamarekely. Extent of occurrence: 36,175 km² and area of occupancy: 1,054 km².

Density: 10 individuals per ha; Abundance: 2,500–10,000 mature individuals. Number of subpopulations: 15, number of subpopulations in protected area: 5
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in Sclerophyllous woodland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss due to exploitation of trees for timber and firewood, grassland fire. Utilized as timber (quite heavily exploited close to villages but trunks re-grow after felling), firewood, and medicine.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in Isalo National Parc and Andringitra National Parc.

Citation: Randriantafika, F.M. 2004. Asteropeia labatii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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