Adansonia perrieri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Adansonia perrieri
Species Authority: Capuron

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2c, C2a ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Confined to the northern tip of Madagascar the species is known from just five sites.
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Population [top]

Population: Although further locations are likely to be found the known populations are evidently very small; only one, at Ambondromifehy, contains more than a dozen individuals.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This region of northern Madagascar is considerably disturbed by fire and the extraction of firewood and timber. Seed predation by rats also appears to be limiting the chances of population recruitment.

Bibliography [top]

Baum, D. 1995. A systematic revision of Adansonia (Bombacaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 82: 440-470.

Maheshwari, J.K. 1971. The baobab tree: disjunctive distribution and conservation. Biological Conservation 4(1): 57-60.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Adansonia perrieri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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