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Asteropeia multiflora

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA THEALES ASTEROPEIACEAE

Scientific Name: Asteropeia multiflora
Species Authority: Thouars ex Tul.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 has a fairly wide range and occurs in a number of protected areas. There is selective exploitation of the species for timber which may result in a future decline, so although listed as Least Concern here, it needs careful monitoring as it could very quickly move into a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Antsiranana: Ambohitralanana, Nosy-Komba Forest Station, Masoala Integral Natural Reserve, Analamay, Ambohitralalana; Fianarantsoa: Ampasimenaloka, Ampangalana-atsimo, Mananjary, Canal de Pangalanes, Mangatsiotra, Zohakandra-Nord (Tohakandra), Vohitrindry, Misevo, Manampano, Manombo Special Reserve, Mahabo; Mahajanga: Marotandrano, Sahamalaza, Analalava; Toamasina: Ambila-Lemaintso, Ambila-Lemaintso Forest Station, Andilamena, Mananara Biosphere Reserve, Antetezana Forest Station, Anosinkoraka, Analamena, Tampolo Forest Station Forest Station, Mahatsara, Foulpointe, Rombevavy, Tampina, Zahamena Integral Natural Reserve, Tampolo Forest Station Forest Station, Androrangambo, Beanana, Andranokoditra, Bemainty, Mahatsara Forest Station, Andavakimenarana, Vohibola, Zahamena National Parc; Toliara: Sainte Luce, Mandena Forest Station, Fort-Dauphin, Soanierana, Petriky, Atsotso, Manafiafy.
Extent of occurrence: 212,474 km² and area of occupancy: 55,595 km².

Density: 166 mature individuals per ha in Ambila-lemaintso, 244 mature individuals per ha in Mandena; Abundance < 1,000–25,000 individuals. Number of subpopulations: 47; number of subpopulations in protected areas: 8.
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 and littoral forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss due to exploitation of forest for charcoal, fire, timber for construction and shifting cultivation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Included in Lokobe Integral Natural Reserve, Marotandrano Special Reserve, Masoala National Parc, Mananara Biosphere Reserve, Manombo Special Reserve, Zahamena Integral Natural Reserve.

Citation: Randriantafika, F.M. 2004. Asteropeia multiflora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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