Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Arecales Palmae

Scientific Name: Phoenix theophrasti
Species Authority: Greuter
Common Name(s):
English Theophrastus's Date Palm, Cretan Date Palm

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): Johnson, D.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1978 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: On Crete, there are eight subpopulations; the largest contains a few thousand individuals. Four subpopulations are known in Turkey.
Countries occurrence:
Greece (Kriti); Turkey (Turkey-in-Europe)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A palm tree found in the sandy beds of temporary streams up to 250 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The largest subpopulation is protected under Greek law.

Classifications [top]

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Residential & commercial development -> 1.1. Housing & urban areas
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

Bibliography [top]

Johnson, D. et al. 1997. Completed data collection forms for palms.

Lucas, G.L.l. and Synge, H. (compilers). 1978. The IUCN Plant Red Data Book. IUCN, Morges, Switzerland.

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

Citation: Johnson, D. 1998. Phoenix theophrasti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38630A10140653. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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