Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Magnoliales Myristicaceae

Scientific Name: Myristica ceylanica
Species Authority: A. DC.

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population:It has recently been found in seven forest sites during the extensive forest surveys conducted for the National Conservation Review.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A rare tree confined to remnants of intermediate forest and in drier gallery forest.

Bibliography [top]

Green, M.J.B. and Gunawardena, E.R. N. (comps.) 1997. Designing an optimum protected areas system for Sri Lanka's natural forests. Prepared by IUCN-The World Conservation Union and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. (unpublished).

Gunatilleke, C.V.S. and I.A.U.N. 1985. A conservation and protection plan for the Sinharaja Forest. Draft. Includes list of plants and their uses and endemism (unpublished).

Gunatilleke, I.A.U.N. and Gunatilleke, C.V.S. 1991. Threatened woody endemics of the wet lowlands of Sri Lanka and their conservation. Biological Conservation 55(1): 17-36.

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. Myristica ceylanica. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32602A9716347. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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