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Monanthotaxis faulknerae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Magnoliales Annonaceae

Scientific Name: Monanthotaxis faulknerae
Species Authority: Verdc.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(ii,iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2006-03-02
Assessor(s): Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project
Reviewer(s): Beentje, H., Gereau, R., Kabuye, C., Kalema, J., Luke, Q., Lyaruu, H., Maunder, M., Mwachala, G., Ndangalasi, H., Njau, F. & Schatz, G. (East African Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
Has a small area of occupancy (<500 km²), is severely fragmented and there is continuing decline in area of occupancy, extent of habitat and number of mature individuals, hence is listed as Endangered.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Found mostly in southern coastal Kenya and in northern coastal Tanzania, but with two disjunct records from much further south in Tanzania.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:109-499
Number of Locations:8
Lower elevation limit (metres):30
Upper elevation limit (metres):370
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Population [top]

Population:Not very common; is quite hard to find.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Yes
Population severely fragmented:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A scandent shrub found in various habitats including moist coastal forest, Brachystegia woodland, and Terminalia sericea-Pseudolachnostylis woodland.
Systems:Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is loss of forest due to agriculture, mining, and tourism.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Recorded from the Selous Game Reserve, Gonja and Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserves.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability:Suitable  
2. Savanna -> 2.1. Savanna - Dry
suitability:Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Residential & commercial development -> 1.3. Tourism & recreation areas
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.1. Annual & perennial non-timber crops -> 2.1.1. Shifting agriculture
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.1. Annual & perennial non-timber crops -> 2.1.2. Small-holder farming
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

3. Energy production & mining -> 3.2. Mining & quarrying
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2009.2). Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 3 November 2009).

Verdcourt, B. 1971. Annonaceae. In: C.E. Milne-Redhead and R.M. Polhill (eds), Flora of Tropical East Africa. Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations, London.


Citation: Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project. 2009. Monanthotaxis faulknerae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158292A5193670. . Downloaded on 28 August 2016.
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