Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Abarema bigemina
Species Authority: (L.) Kosterm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Restricted to south-west Sri Lanka.
Countries occurrence:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population:This tree was found in 33 forest localities in the recent National Conservation Review, including Sinharaja Biosphere Reserve.
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A species confined to lowland wet evergreen forests.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Also found in Sinharaja Biosphere Reserve.

Bibliography [top]

Dassanayake, M.D. and Fosberg, F.R. (eds) 1980. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. Amerind Publishing Company, New Delhi.

Green, M.J.B. and Gunawardena, E.R. N. (comps.) 1997. Designing an optimum protected areas system for Sri Lanka's natural forests. Prepared by IUCN-The World Conservation Union and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. (unpublished).

Gunatilleke, I.A.U.N. and Gunatilleke, C.V.S. 1991. Threatened woody endemics of the wet lowlands of Sri Lanka and their conservation. Biological Conservation 55(1): 17-36.

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

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Abarema bigemina. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30843A9582379. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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