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Rheedia aristata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA THEALES GUTTIFERAE

Scientific Name: Rheedia aristata
Species Authority: Griseb.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Areces-Mallea, A.E.
History:
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Subpopulations of this species have been recorded from numerous localities in western Cuba.
Countries:
Native:
Cuba
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Population [top]

Population: An uncommon shrub or tree.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Semi-deciduous forest on limestone or serpentine .
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is threatened by overexploitation, mainly as a source of medicine, and the habitat is threatened by urban development and conversion for agriculture, ranching and tourism.

Bibliography [top]

Areces-Mallea, A.E. 1997. A listing of threatened Cuban trees prepared for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Trees project.

Borhidi, A. 1992. Letter to Hugh Synge concerning conservation status of Cuban plants. Includes annotations to 27 Aug 1991 TPU printout for Cuba.

Jardin Botánico Nacional, Havana, Cuba (HAJB). 1988. Returned questionnaire: rare and threatened plants of Cuba.

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


Citation: Areces-Mallea, A.E. 1998. Rheedia aristata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.
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