Allophylus hispidus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Sapindales Sapindaceae

Scientific Name: Allophylus hispidus
Species Authority: (Thwaites) Trimen

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): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to south-west Sri Lanka.
Countries occurrence:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: The species occurred in a single plot in Sinharaja Biosphere Reserve in the 1980s. However, it did not turn up during the extensive National Conservation Review forest surveys, suggesting that it is extremely rare or possibly extinct.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A tree of lowland wet evergreen forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species, if not extinct, occurs in Sinharaja Biosphere Reserve, a protected area.

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 (unpublished).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 Includes list of plants and their uses and endemism (unpublished).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. Allophylus hispidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32608A9717027. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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