Caesalpinia paraguariensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Caesalpinia paraguariensis
Species Authority: (Parodi) Burkart
Common Name(s):
Spanish Guayacaú Negro

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1acd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Americas Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Costa Rica, November 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Widely occurring and relatively common in the Chaco region. It reaches the margins of its range in Brazil, where it is confined to Porto Murtinho. In Bolivia the species is well represented in herbarium collections.
Argentina (Catamarca, Chaco, Córdoba, Corrientes, Formosa, Jujuy, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, Santa Fé, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán); Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Paraguay
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is found in lowland deciduous forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Throughout its range it is exploited as a popular source of timber, but the most serious threat is habitat loss.

Bibliography [top]

Chebez, J.C. 1994. Los que se van. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Albatros.

Killeen, T. 1997. Comments on the species summaries for Bolivia.

Killeen, T.J. 1993. Guia de Arboles de Bolivia. Herbario Nacional de Bolivia, La Paz.

López, J. and Little, E.L. 1987. Arboles Communes del Paraguay. Peace Corps, Washington DC.

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

Prado, D.E. 1996. Completed data collection forms for trees of Argentina and neighbouring countries.

U.S. Department of State. 1983. Czechoslovakia.

WCMC. (comp.) 1996. Report of the Second Regional Workshop, held at CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica, 18-20 November 1996. Conservation and Sustainable Management of Trees project (unpublished).

Citation: Americas Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Costa Rica, November 1996) 1998. Caesalpinia paraguariensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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