Acacia amazonica 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Acacia amazonica
Species Authority: Benth.
Senegalia amazonica (Benth.) Seigler & Ebinger

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-09-17
Assessor(s): Groom, A.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C.
The geographical range of this taxon is greater than 20,000 km² and thus does not qualify for a threatened category under criterion B. The taxon is not known to be specifically threatened or in decline at present despite general threats to the habitat. This taxon is thus rated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Acacia amazonica is known from Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Acre, Acre, Amazonas, Amazonas, Bahia, Bahia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Norte, Rondônia, Roraima, Roraima, Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina); Ecuador; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Lower elevation limit (metres):20
Upper elevation limit (metres):700
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Population [top]

Population:There is currently no data available relating to the population size of this taxon.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This taxon is known to occur in riparian forest and mata-caatinga vegetation.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This taxon is not recorded as being threatened or in decline, however, there are a number of threats to the habitat. These include logging, agriculture and other anthropogenic developments such as road building and settlement expansion. These threats are leading to habitat loss and degradation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This taxon is known to occur within a number of protected areas but seeds have yet to be collected and stored in a seed bank as a method of ex situ conservation.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.5. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
suitability: Unknown  
1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Suitable  
3. Species management -> 3.4. Ex-situ conservation -> 3.4.2. Genome resource bank

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.6. Actions
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

Ducke, A. 1949. Notas Flora Neotropica-II: Ama. Boletín Técnico do Instituto Agronómico do Norte 18: 1-248.

International Legume Database & Information Service. 2005. Acacia amazonica. Available at: (Accessed: 12/05/2010).

IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2012.2). Available at: (Accessed: 17 October 2012).

Lewis, G.P. 1987. Legumes of Bahia. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kew.

Renner, S.S., Balslev, H. and Holm-Nielsen, L.B. 1990. Flowering plants of Amazonian Ecuador—A checklist. AAU Rep 24: 1–241.

Rico-Arce, M. de L. 2007. A Checklist and Synopsis of American Species of Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae). CONABIO & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Tlalpan, Mexico.

Citation: Groom, A. 2012. Acacia amazonica. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T19892695A19996520. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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