Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Acacia ochracea
Species Authority: M.Thulin & A.S.Hassan
Taxonomic Notes: May be transferred to Racosperma.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Thulin, M.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to south-west Somalia.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:Numerous trees were recorded in 1990 in the south-west, where the species is endemic.
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in Acacia-Commiphora bushland, usually in shallow soil over limestone.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction because of charcoal production and overgrazing is a continuing threat.

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]

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

Thulin, M. 1996. Annotations to: the conservation listing for trees of Somalia.

Citation: Thulin, M. 1998. Acacia ochracea. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T35162A9909862. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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