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Asteropeia mcphersonii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA THEALES ASTEROPEIACEAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A3c; B1ab(iii,v); C1 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:
Selective exploitation for timber, mining and restricted range are threatening this species. Prediction of future decline: 50–80%.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Toamasina: Ampasimpotsy-Gara Forest Station, Analamazaotra-Périnet Special Reserve, Ambatovy, Zahamena Integral Natural Reserve, Antaniditra, Analamay, Ampitambe, Lakato, Sahamaloto. Extent of occurrence: 3,430 km² and area of occupancy: 2,742 km².

Populations are rare. Density: 46 individuals per ha; Abundance: 1,000–2,500 mature individuals. Number of subpopulations: eight, of which two are in protected areas.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss due to shifting cultivation and mining. Decline possible due to selective exploitation for timber or poor regeneration. Not tolerant to disturbance. Timber used for construction and medicinal purposes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Included in Protected areas: Analamazaotra Special Reserve, Zahamena Integral Natural Reserve.

Citation: Randriantafika, F.M. 2004. Asteropeia mcphersonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 September 2014.
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