Psychotria petitii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Psychotria petitii
Species Authority: Verdc.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2c, D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Occurs in the Taita Hills. Specimens which are arguably a new and highly restricted species have been found at higher altitudes in the same location.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is confined to upland moist evergreen forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not possible to keep the seeds in long-term storage but the Plant Conservation Programme in Kenya maintains a living collection.

Bibliography [top]

Achieng, S. et al. 1996. Completed data collection forms for trees endemic to Kenya.

Beentje, H.J. 1994. Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas. National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.

Gillett, J.B. 1979. Kenya. Part of appendix to: Possibilities and needs for conservation of plant species and vegetation in Africa. In: I. Hedberg (ed.) Systematic Botany, Plant Utilization and Biosphere Conservation, pp.93-94. Almqvist and Wiksell International, Stockholm.

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

Turrill, W.B., Milne-Redhead, E., Hubbard, C.E. and Polhill, R.M. 1952. Flora of Tropical East Africa. Published by the East African Community.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Psychotria petitii. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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