Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Acacia caraniana
Species Authority: Chiov.
Taxonomic Notes: May be transferred to Racosperma.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Thulin, M.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:A Somali endemic known only from the north-east of the country.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Sparse vegetation on gypsum hills.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat is vulnerable to degradation.

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 -> 2.3. 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

7. Natural system modifications -> 7.2. Dams & water management/use -> 7.2.8. Abstraction of ground water (unknown use)
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

Bibliography [top]

Lock, J.M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. Royal Botanic Gardens, International Legume Database and Information Service, Kew.

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

Thulin, M. 1996. Annotations to: the conservation listing for trees of Somalia.

Citation: Thulin, M. 1998. Acacia caraniana. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T34510A9872016. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.
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