Diospyros crassiflora


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Diospyros crassiflora
Species Authority: Hiern
Common Name(s):
English Ebony
Diospyros ampullacea Gürke
Diospyros evila Pierre ex A.Chev.
Diospyros incarnata Gürke ex De Wild.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1d ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe, July 1996)
1997 Not Threatened (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Gabon; Nigeria
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lowland rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Virtually all large trees of this species have been felled for the ebony wood, except perhaps in the most remote parts of its range.

Bibliography [top]

Erfurth, T. and Rusche, H. 1976. The marketing of tropical wood. FAO, Rome.

Govaerts, R. 2009. World Checklist of Ebenaceae. Available at: http://www.kew.org/wcsp/. (Accessed: 4 December).

Hecketsweiler, P.H. 1990. Incomplete list of the commercially exploited timber species of Congo (Brazzaville).

Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. and Hepper, F.N. 1927. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Published by the English Ministry of State for the Colonies.

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

Songwe, C. 1990. Revised preliminary list of timbers of Cameroon with conservation categories.

Citation: African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe, July 1996) 1998. Diospyros crassiflora. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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