Aucoumea klaineana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): White, L.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Systems: Terrestrial

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.

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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