|Scientific Name:||Dypsis nossibensis (Becc.) Beentje & J.Dransf.|
Chrysalidocarpus nossibensis Becc.
Vonitra loucoubensis Jum.
Vonitra nossibensis (Becc.) Perrier
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(v)+2ab(v); C2a(i,ii); D ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J.|
|Reviewer(s):||Baker, W.J., Beentje, H.J. & Bachman, S.|
Known from a single area estimated to be 4 km² in extent (extent of occurrence and area of occupancy), the site is protected and used as a tourist attraction but exploitation of this species continues, with consequent reduction in the size of the population, now estimated to be fewer than 25 mature individuals. Based on this information, this species qualifies for listing as critically Endangered under three criteria.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||Endemic to Lokobe forest on Nosy Be island, northwest Madagascar.|
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|Population:||Fewer than 25 individuals are recorded in Lokobe forest.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||A subcanopy palm of the humid forest of Lokobe, Nosy Be. The species occurs between 10 and 150 m elevation.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||No|
|Use and Trade:||The species is felled for planks.|
|Major Threat(s):||The species is cut down for its wood.|
|Conservation Actions:||Known only from Lokobe Special Reserve. Better control and monitoring of the harvesting of this species is required.|
Dransfield, J. and Beentje, H. 1995. The Palms of Madagascar. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and The International Palm Society, Richmond.
IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2012.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 17 October 2012).
|Citation:||Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J. 2012. Dypsis nossibensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T38549A2876400.Downloaded on 22 April 2018.|
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