|Scientific Name:||Pericopsis elata|
|Species Authority:||(Harms) van Meeuwen|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered A1cd ver 2.3|
|Assessor/s:||African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe, July 1996)|
|Range Description:||A timber species, also known as Afrormosia, which provides an important alternative to teak. Found in Central and West Africa.|
Native:Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Nigeria
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|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a gregarious species, restricted to the drier parts of semi-deciduous forests.|
|Major Threat(s):||Since 1948 trade in the timber has soared. Levels of exploitation have been unsustainable in all countries and the species' habitat has declined. Regeneration is insufficient to replace lost subpopulations.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species is currently listed in CITES Appendix II.|
Ake Assi, L. 1990. Annotated WCMC list of timber species for the Ivory Coast. (Côte d'Ivoire).
Anonymous. 1979. Other fast growing trees. In: Tropical Legumes: Resources for the Future, pp.193-210. National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC.
CITES. 1992. CITES Appendices as of June 1992 (unpublished).
FAO Forestry Department. 1986. Databook on endangered tree and shrub species and their provenances. FAO, Rome.
Global Tree Specialist Group. For more information, see the Specialist Group website
Hawthorne, W.D. 1995. Ecological Profiles of Ghanaian Forest Trees. Oxford Forestry Institute.
Hecketsweiler, P.H. 1990. Incomplete list of the commercially exploited timber species of Congo (Brazzaville).
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:||African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe, July 1996) 1998. Pericopsis elata. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 May 2013.|
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