Uvaria lungonyana 


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)
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 occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 9
Number of Locations: 1
Lower elevation limit (metres): 125
Upper elevation limit (metres): 130
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Population [top]

Population: Not abundant and highly localized.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals: 251-1000
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2009: e.T158215A5190481. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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