Diospyros egrettarum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Diospyros egrettarum
Species Authority: I.Richardson
Common Name(s):
French Bois d'ébène d'ile aux aigrettes feuilles

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): Page, W.
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population: Once a dominant coastal ebony, the species is now reduced to fewer than 10 individuals on the mainland and a larger viable population on Ile aux Aigrettes, a coral island off the east coast.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It was heavily harvested in the past for timber and firewood.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The trees on Ile aux Aigrettes are now benefiting from a number of protective measures, such as the eradication of exotic plants and rats.

Bibliography [top]

Bosser, J., Cadet, Th., Julien, H.R. and Marais, W. 1976. Flore des Mascareignes. The Sugar Research Institute, Mauritiu, ORSTOM, Paris, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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

Page, W. 1997. Data collection forms completed on the threatened tree species of Mauritius.

Strahm, W. 1987. Annotations to: Full list of species in the WCMC database for Mauritius and Rodrigues.

Strahm, W.A. 1993. The conservation and restoration of the flora of Mauritius and Rodrigues. Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis (2 vols.), Reading University, UK.

Citation: Page, W. 1998. Diospyros egrettarum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 06 March 2015.
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