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Aucoumea klaineana 

Scope:Global
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Sapindales Burseraceae

Scientific Name: Aucoumea klaineana
Species Authority: Pierre

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): White, L.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Not Threatened (nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Okoumé occurs abundantly in an area covering west and central Gabon and small areas of neighbouring countries.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Cameroon; Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It continues to be Gabon's most important commercial timber. Repeated felling has led to the deterioration of the gene pool in certain areas. There is some concern as to the long-term status of the species.

Classifications [top]


In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.1. Annual & perennial non-timber crops -> 2.1.4. Scale Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.3. Livestock farming & ranching -> 2.3.4. Scale Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

5. Biological resource use -> 5.3. Logging & wood harvesting -> 5.3.5. Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

Bibliography [top]

Breteler, F.J. 1997. Letter to Charlotte Jenkins containing annotations to the draft species summaries for Gabonese trees.

Chudnoff, M. 1984. Tropical Timbers of the World. Forest Products Laboratory Madison, United States Department of Agriculture, Wisconsin.

Gartland, S. 1991. Letter to Sara Oldfield listing trees which are probably endangered in Cameroon.

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.


Citation: White, L. 1998. Aucoumea klaineana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33213A9766796. . Downloaded on 31 May 2016.
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