|Scientific Name:||Vateria indica L.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered A1cd ver 2.3|
Native:India (Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu)
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|Population:||Few healthy populations remain. Regeneration is said to be good where allowed.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||A slow-growing species, found primarily in the west coast evergreen forests, and also occasionally in secondary evergreen dipterocarp forest in the south.|
|Major Threat(s):||The timber has been overexploited, particularly for the plywood industry. Loss of habitat and other human activities have also contributed to population declines.|
|Conservation Actions:||Some populations are contained in forest reserves. Trees are being planted on a small scale.|
Ashton, P. 1996. Annotations to: Conservation status listing for Dipterocarpaceae.
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. 1985. Dipterocarps of South Asia. FAO, Bangkok.
FRLHT. 1995. Plants under threat - new list forged. AMRUTH 5: 2-3.
Molur, S et al. (eds). 1995. Conservation assessment and management plan (CAMP) for selected species of medicinal plants of southern India.
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:||Ashton, P. 1998. Vateria indica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33029A9750933.Downloaded on 22 January 2018.|