Adansonia suarezensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Adansonia suarezensis
Species Authority: H.Perrier

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Until recently the species was thought to be restricted to the northern tip of Madagascar around the Baie d'Antsiranana. A subpopulation has since been found further south in Mahory Forest between Ankarana and Analamera Reserves.
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Population [top]

Population: Individuals are found in local abundance but are regenerating healthily only in Mahory.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Its natural habitat is deciduous forest on limestone, although small trees are also found in disturbed sublittoral scrub.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The forest's proximity to a rapidly growing mining town leads to intensive wood and charcoal extraction, grazing and hunting. Subpopulations elsewhere are smaller, show few signs of regeneration and are threatened by the rapid depletion of the habitat through charcoal and timber production.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The trees are protected from cutting, in places, because of their valued uses.

Bibliography [top]

Baum, D. 1995. A systematic revision of Adansonia (Bombacaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 82: 440-470.

Baum, D. 1997. Comments on a new population of Adansonia suarezensis found in Madagascar.

Jenkins, M.D. (ed.) 1987. Madagascar. An environmental profile. IUCN/UNEP/WWF, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

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

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Adansonia suarezensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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