Acacia sarcophylla 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Acacia sarcophylla
Species Authority: Chiov.
Taxonomic Notes: May be transferred to Racosperma.

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): Thulin, M.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:A species found in northern Somalia and also on the island of Socotra.
Countries occurrence:
Somalia; Yemen (Socotra)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation largely from overcutting and charcoal production is a threat.

Classifications [top]

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
5. Biological resource use -> 5.3. Logging & wood harvesting -> 5.3.5. Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

Bibliography [top]

Lock, J.M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. Royal Botanic Gardens, International Legume Database and Information Service, Kew.

Miller, A.G. 1997. Completed data collection forms and comments concerning the threatened trees of Socotra and Yemen.

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

Thulin, M. 1996. Annotations to: the conservation listing for trees of Somalia.

Citation: Thulin, M. 1998. Acacia sarcophylla. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T34513A9872378. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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