Monanthotaxis faulknerae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Monanthotaxis faulknerae
Species Authority: Verdc.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(ii,iii,v) 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 small area of occupancy (<500 km²), is severely fragmented and there is continuing decline in area of occupancy, extent of habitat and number of mature individuals, hence is listed as Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found mostly in southern coastal Kenya and in northern coastal Tanzania, but with two disjunct records from much further south in Tanzania.
Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Not very common; is quite hard to find.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A scandent shrub found in various habitats including moist coastal forest, Brachystegia woodland, and Terminalia sericea-Pseudolachnostylis woodland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is loss of forest due to agriculture, mining, and tourism.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Recorded from the Selous Game Reserve, Gonja and Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserves.

Citation: Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project 2009. Monanthotaxis faulknerae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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