|Scientific Name:||Dypsis tokoravina|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered D ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J.|
|Reviewer/s:||Baker, W.J., Beentje, H.J. & Bachman, S., Baker, W.J. & Beentje, H.J.|
Known from three sites but the number of individuals is very low in each locality, the population is estimated to be fewer than 30 mature individuals in total. The species is targeted by seed collectors hence there is continuing decline in mature individuals. Using the restricted range information, this species would qualify for listing as Endangered, however, because of the very small population size it qualifies instead for a Critically Endangered listing.
|Range Description:||Endemic to the area around the Bay of Antongil, from Mananara Avaratra and Masoala Peninsula and to Mahavelona, north of Toamasina.|
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|Population:||A rare palm with less than 30 mature trees known in the wild. The current population trend is decreasing.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Occurs in lowland rainforest where this species occurs at the edge of swamps in valley bottoms and on ridge tops. Recorded from 10 up to 500 m.|
|Major Threat(s):||Trees are felled in order for the seeds to be harvested for the international horticultural trade.|
|Conservation Actions:||Protected in the National Parks of Mananara Avaratra and Masoala and in Analalava Reserve. Further regulation and monitoring of the harvest and trade in seeds of palm species is required.|
Dransfield, J. and Beentje, H. 1995. The Palms of Madagascar. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and The International Palm Society, Richmond.
IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2012.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 17 October 2012).
|Citation:||Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J. 2012. Dypsis tokoravina. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 07 March 2014.|
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