|Scientific Name:||Baillonella toxisperma Pierre|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3|
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||Baillonella is a monotypic genus endemic to the Guinea-Congolian Regional Centre of Endemism.|
Native:Angola (Cabinda); Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Gabon; Nigeria
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|Habitat and Ecology:||Moabi is restricted to areas of primary evergreen and old secondary lowland rainforest, 0–500 m alt. Maturation rates are slow: 90–100 years, and regeneration occurs only under a closed canopy.|
|Major Threat(s):||The species is overexploited for its timber and is seriously declining in large parts of its range. It is the second most important exported wood in Gabon. Amongst other local uses the tree produces edible oil which can fetch high market prices.|
|Conservation Actions:||Minimum exploitable diameters have been set in several countries, these should be enforced where possible. Better protection and prevention of illegal logging in protected areas may ensure the future survival of this species.|
Breteler, F.J. 1997. Letter to Charlotte Jenkins containing annotations to the draft species summaries for Gabonese trees.
Erfurth, T. and Rusche, H. 1976. The marketing of tropical wood. FAO, Rome.
Global Tree Specialist Group. For more information, see the Specialist Group website
Hecketsweiler, P.H. 1990. Incomplete list of the commercially exploited timber species of Congo (Brazzaville).
Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. and Hepper, F.N. 1927. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Published by the English Ministry of State for the Colonies.
Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.
Songwe, C. 1990. Revised preliminary list of timbers of Cameroon with conservation categories.
|Citation:||White, L. 1998. Baillonella toxisperma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33039A9752397.Downloaded on 24 October 2017.|
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