Psychotria petitii 

Scope:Global
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Rubiales Rubiaceae

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
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:
  • 1997 – Vulnerable (V)

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.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Kenya
Additional data:
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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.

Classifications [top]


In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Residential & commercial development -> 1.1. Housing & urban areas
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.1. Annual & perennial non-timber crops -> 2.1.4. Scale Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.3. Livestock farming & ranching -> 2.3.4. Scale Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

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 1998: e.T32253A9691573. . Downloaded on 27 July 2016.
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