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Uvaria lungonyana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MAGNOLIALES ANNONACEAE

Scientific Name: Uvaria lungonyana
Species Authority: Vollesen
Taxonomic Notes:  Described in 1980 (Vollesen 1980). The possibility that U.leptocladon subsp. septentrionalis Verdc. is conspecific with U. lungonyana (according to the treatment in the Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea) needs investigation. For this assessment they are considered to be separate taxa.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D1 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2006-03-02
Assessor(s): Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project
Reviewer(s): Beentje, H., Gereau, R., Kabuye, C., Kalema, J., Luke, Q., Lyaruu, H., Maunder, M., Mwachala, G., Ndangalasi, H., Njau, F. & Schatz, G. (East African Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
Has a highly restricted range and very small numbers (certainly less than 1,000 mature individuals). There are no major threats at present to the species as the population is entirely within a protected area. Hence qualifies for a Vulnerable listing on the basis of the small population only. When the taxonomic status of this taxon is resolved, it may need to be reassessed as it could have a wider distribution range.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from near Kingupira in the eastern Selous Game Reserve, the type collection was made 30 years ago (1977), but it was supposedly collected again in 2005 by Frank Mbago (pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Not abundant and highly localized.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A scandent shrub found in dense riverine forest and thicket growing with Pterocarpus tinctorius, Baphia kirkii, Mimusops fruticosa, etc.; Asteranthe lutea occurs in the same locality.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs entirely within the Selous Game Reserve.

Citation: Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project 2009. Uvaria lungonyana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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