Delonix pumila


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Delonix pumila
Species Authority: Du Puy, Phillipson & R.Rabev.
Poinciana adansonioides R.Vig.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2cde ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Du Puy, D. <i>et al.</i>

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from two subpopulations in south-west Madagascar, on La Table Hill, with a smaller subpopulation on the plateau above St Augustin.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is restricted to areas of xerophytic scrubland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to La Table Hill subpopulation exist from road widening and the collection of mature individuals for the ornamental trade. Both subpopulations are susceptible to fires and neither is protected.

Bibliography [top]

Du Puy, D.J., Phillipson, P.B. and Rabevohitra, R. 1995. The genus Delonix (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae: Caesalpinieae) in Madagascar. Kew Bulletin 50(3): 445-475.

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

Citation: Du Puy, D. et al. 1998. Delonix pumila. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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