Diospyros tessellaria 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Ebenales Ebenaceae

Scientific Name: Diospyros tessellaria
Species Authority: Poir.
Common Name(s):
English Black Ebony
French Bois d'ébène noir feuilles

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2cde ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Page, W.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: South-west and eastern mountain ranges.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This canopy tree forms a dominant component of lowland evergreen forest and upland rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat is declining and regeneration is poor in areas which are degraded.

Classifications [top]

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
5. Biological resource use -> 5.3. Logging & wood harvesting -> 5.3.5. Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

8. Invasive & other problematic species & genes -> 8.1. Invasive non-native/alien species -> 8.1.1. Unspecified species
♦ timing: Ongoing    

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.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 Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis (2 vols.), Reading University, UK.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 tessellaria. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30552A9562531. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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