Angraecum mahavavense 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Asparagales Orchidaceae

Scientific Name: Angraecum mahavavense H.Perrier

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2015-03-24
Assessor(s): Members of the IUCN SSC Madagascar Plant Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Rabakonandrianina, E., Rajaovelona, L.R. & Rarinirina, M.
Contributor(s): Ramandimbisoa, B. & Ravololomanana, N.
Angraecum mahavavense has an extent of occurrence of less than 100 km2, an area of occupancy of 9 km2 and occurs in only one location, as it is known only from the type specimen collected in 1932. This species does not occur within a protected area and furthermore, it experiences continuing decline because of annual fire, forest exploitation and illicit collection. It is therefore assessed as Critically Endangered and is Possibly Extinct. Further field research is recommended for the species.
Date last seen: 1932

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Madagascar, where it grows in the province of Antsiranana at elevations of 500 to 999 m asl. It is known only from the type specimens from Ambohipiraka.
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Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:9
Number of Locations:1
Lower elevation limit (metres):500
Upper elevation limit (metres):999
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Population [top]

Population:There is one known subpopulation of this species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
No. of subpopulations:1
All individuals in one subpopulation:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This epiphytic species grows in subhumid forests.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is used as an ornamental.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened because of annual fires, forest exploitation for wood harvesting and illicit collection.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not present in any protected areas. It is also included in Appendix II of CITES.

Citation: Members of the IUCN SSC Madagascar Plant Specialist Group. 2015. Angraecum mahavavense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T68501579A68703243. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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