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Asteropeia matrambody

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA THEALES ASTEROPEIACEAE

Scientific Name: Asteropeia matrambody
Species Authority: (Capuron) 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:
This species is facing a 50–80% future decline due to habitat loss and poor recruitment.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Antsiranana: Masoala Integral Natural Reserve, Ambodisatirana, Ifonty, Toamasina: Mahatsra, Tampolo, Ambila- Lemaintso Forest Station, Betampona Integral Natural Reserve, Ambatovaky Special Reserve, Mahatsara Forest Station, Brickaville. Extent of occurrence: 28,538 km² and area of occupancy: 15,998 km².

Density: one mature individual per ha; Abundance: 250–1,000 mature individuals; Number of subpopulations: eight, of which three are in protected areas.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Low and mid- elevation evergreen humid forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss to shifting cultivation, poor regeneration and timber for construction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Included in protected areas: Betampona Integral Natural Reserve, Ambatovaky Special Reserve, Masoala National Parc.

Citation: Randriantafika, F.M. 2004. Asteropeia matrambody. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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