Acacia roigii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Acacia roigii
Species Authority: Leon
Taxonomic Notes: Recently transferred to Vachellia roigii (León) Seigler & Ebinger.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Areces-Mallea, A.E.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Very restricted in range, this endemic tree, is restricted to Puerto Padre in north-eastern Cuba.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Dry evergreen forests.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat is severely degraded in many places because of cutting, grazing and settlement.

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 -> 2.3. 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

Bibliography [top]

Areces-Mallea, A.E. 1997. A listing of threatened Cuban trees prepared for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Trees project.

Borhidi, A. 1992. Letter to Hugh Synge concerning conservation status of Cuban plants. Includes annotations to 27 Aug 1991 TPU printout for Cuba.

Borhidi, A. and Muñiz, O. 1983. Catálogo de Plantas Cubanas Amenazadas o Extinguidas. Acad. Ciencias de Cuba, La Habana.

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

Citation: Areces-Mallea, A.E. 1998. Acacia roigii. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T31644A9649724. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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