|Scientific Name:||Widdringtonia whytei|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered A1abcd, B1+2abcde ver 2.3|
|Assessor/s:||Conifer Specialist Group|
|Range Description:||The taxonomic validity of the Mulanje cedar is doubtful. It is most likely to represent a variant of W. nodiflora, which occurs in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It is endemic to Mt. Mulanje, a national park, where the timber has been heavily exploited in the past. The genus contains three or four species, endemic to southern Africa.|
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|Major Threat(s):||Mature individuals appear to be dying at a high rate, possibly because of their sensitivity to fires, which have become more frequent. Regeneration, on the other hand, depends on fire and appears to be extremely poor. Pinus patula has become invasive in areas suitable for Widdringtonia colonization.|
|Conservation Actions:||Licences are available now only for the exploitation of dead trees.|
Erfurth, T. and Rusche, H. 1976. The marketing of tropical wood. FAO, Rome.
Farjon, A. et al. 1998. Data collection forms for conifer species completed by the IUCN/SSC Conifer Specialist Group between 1996 and 1998.
Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.
|Citation:||Conifer Specialist Group 1998. Widdringtonia whytei. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 May 2013.|
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