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Zygophyllum darvasicum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SAPINDALES ZYGOPHYLLACEAE

Scientific Name: Zygophyllum darvasicum
Species Authority: Boriss.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Participants of the FFI/IUCN SSC Central Asian regional tree Red Listing workshop, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (11-13 July 2006)
Reviewer(s): Newton, A. & Eastwood, A. (Global Tree Red List Authority)
Justification:
This species has a tiny area of occupancy, and its population is severely fragmented. Its numbers are declining and its habitat is being reduced as a result of threats including cutting. Consequently it is assessed as Critically Endangered.
History:
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Gorno-Badakhshan, in the Dervas range and by Pange river (Tajikistan). Perhaps also in Afghanistan, but current status is not known.
Countries:
Native:
Tajikistan
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Population [top]

Population: Very rare and in decline.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In decline mostly from cutting.

Citation: Participants of the FFI/IUCN SSC Central Asian regional tree Red Listing workshop, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (11-13 July 2006) 2007. Zygophyllum darvasicum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.
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