Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Myrtales Myrtaceae

Scientific Name: Syzygium travancoricum
Species Authority: Gamble

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered C2a ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): CAMP Workshops on Medicinal Plants, India (January 1997)
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
India (Kerala)
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Population [top]

Population: The total population is very small, numbering less than 200. The sacred grove of Aickad is reported to harbour four individuals and another subpopulation of 15 to 20 trees has been seen at Guddrikal.
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The swampy wetland habitat has been widely drained and converted into paddy fields.

Classifications [top]

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
7. Natural system modifications -> 7.2. Dams & water management/use -> 7.2.8. Abstraction of ground water (unknown use)
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

7. Natural system modifications -> 7.3. Other ecosystem modifications
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

Bibliography [top]

Emanoil, M. (ed.) 1994. Encyclopedia of endangered species. IUCN - The World Conservation Union. Gale Research International Ltd.

Molur, S et al. (eds). 1995. Conservation assessment and management plan (CAMP) for selected species of medicinal plants of southern India.

Nayar, M.P. and Sastry, A.R.K. (eds) 1987. Red Data Book of Indian Plants. Vol. 1. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

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

Ramesh, B.R. and Pascal, J.-P. 1997. Atlas of endemics of the Western Ghats (India). Distribution of tree species in the evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. Institut Français de Pondichéry.

Citation: CAMP Workshops on Medicinal Plants, India (January 1997). 1998. Syzygium travancoricum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T31202A9612226. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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