Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Acacia prasinata
Species Authority: A. Hunde
Taxonomic Notes: May be transferred to Racosperma.

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Afar and Shewa in Ethiopia.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A species known only from areas of dry woodland or semi-desert bushland.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its habitat is vulnerable to overgrazing and cutting for fuelwood.

Classifications [top]

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
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

5. Biological resource use -> 5.3. Logging & wood harvesting -> 5.3.5. Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

7. Natural system modifications -> 7.2. Dams & water management/use -> 7.2.8. Abstraction of ground water (unknown use)
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

Bibliography [top]

Edwards, S. and Asfaw, Z. 1992. The status of some plant resources in parts of Tropical Africa. Botany 2000: East and Central Africa. NAPRECA Monograph Series No. 2. NAPRECA, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa.

Hedberg, I. and Edwards, S. (eds) 1989. Flora of Ethiopia. Volume 3. Pittosporaceae to Araliaceae. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa and The Department of Systematic Botany, Uppsala. Ethiopia and Sweden.

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

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Acacia prasinata. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T34384A9857625. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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