Cinnamomum chemungianum 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Laurales Lauraceae

Scientific Name: Cinnamomum chemungianum
Species Authority: Mohan & Henry

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from the type collection in the Agastyamalai Hills.
Countries occurrence:
India (Tamil Nadu)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species occurs in the forest understorey at 1,400 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Large areas have been exposed to fires, grazing, the establishment of commercial plantations and cutting for fuelwood

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: About 1,000 km² of forest remain protected within sanctuaries.

Bibliography [top]

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

Ramesh, B.R. and Pascal, J.-P. 1997. Atlas of endemics of the Western Ghats (India). Distribution of tree species in the evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. Institut Français de Pondichéry.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Cinnamomum chemungianum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38778A10144039. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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