Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Acacia zapatensis
Species Authority: Urban & Ekman
Taxonomic Notes: Recently transferred to Vachellia zapatensis (Urb. & Ekman) Seigler & Ebinger.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Areces-Mallea, A.E.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:An endemic shrub, sometimes a small tree, confined to the Peninsula de Zapata, Matanzas province in eastern Cuba.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Development for tourism is currently the major threat to the species.

Classifications [top]

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
6. Human intrusions & disturbance -> 6.1. Recreational activities
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.2. Species disturbance

Bibliography [top]

Areces-Mallea, A.E. 1997. A listing of threatened Cuban trees prepared for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Trees project.

Borhidi, A. 1992. Letter to Hugh Synge concerning conservation status of Cuban plants. Includes annotations to 27 Aug 1991 TPU printout for Cuba.

Borhidi, A. and Muñiz, O. 1983. Catálogo de Plantas Cubanas Amenazadas o Extinguidas. Acad. Ciencias de Cuba, La Habana.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Areces-Mallea, A.E. 1998. Acacia zapatensis. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T31645A9649811. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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