Acridocarpus alopecurus var. machaeropterus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA POLYGALALES MALPIGHIACEAE

Scientific Name: Acridocarpus alopecurus var. machaeropterus
Species Authority: Nied.
Parent Species:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-04-24
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C.
Contributor(s): Bangirinama, F., Beentje, H.J., Bujo, F., Gereau, R., Kabuye, C., Kalema, J., Kelbessa, E., Kimeu, J.M., Luke, Q., Malombe, I., Manoko, L.M., Maunder, M., Minani, V., Mwachala, G., Mwangoka, M., Ndangalasi, H. & Sado, H.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Rodrigues, A.
Justification:
This variety has an area of occupancy of 59.9136 km2 and is found in 4-5 locations where the threat is from urban expansion and forest clearance.  Given the unlikely continued presence of this species in Pugu and Kazimzumbwi Forest Reserves there is a continuing decline in area of occupancy and extent and quality of habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

Found in the Dar es Salaam region and Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania.

 

Countries:
Native:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: There are no population size estimates available for this variety.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Wood climber reaching 2m.  Found in dry, evergreen forests.  Has been recorded from waste ground near water.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Pugu and Kazimzumbwi Forest Reserves have suffered major habitat degradation as a result of urban expansion and forest clearing.   The variety is unlikely to still occur at these sites. The collection made on waste ground is an area where there is heavy grazing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in Zaraninge Forest Reserve, Selous Game Reserve, Pugu Forest Reserve and Kazimzumbwi Forest Reserve. 

Part of Zaraninge is now part of Saadani National Park and the rest of the Forest Reserve is lilkely to be under similar level of protection as the National Park.   

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 13 November 2013).


Citation: IUCN SSC East African Plants Red List Authority 2013. Acridocarpus alopecurus var. machaeropterus. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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