Acacia belairioides 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Acacia belairioides
Species Authority: Urb.
Taxonomic Notes: Has recently been transferred to Vachellia belairioides (Urb.) Seigler & Ebinger. Also sometimes treated under the genus Feracacia.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Areces-Mallea, A.E.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Confined to Holguín in north-eastern Cuba.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:A very rare tree.
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Serpentine outcrop.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat is severely degraded in most places, mainly due to grazing and urbanisation.

Classifications [top]

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Residential & commercial development -> 1.1. Housing & urban areas
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.3. Livestock farming & ranching -> 2.3.4. Scale Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

Bibliography [top]

Areces-Mallea, A.E. 1997. A listing of threatened Cuban trees prepared for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Trees project.

Brito, A.A. 1995. Letter to Wendy Strahm including annotations to: List of threatened trees of Cuba. 1-5.

Jardin Botánico Nacional, Havana, Cuba (HAJB). 1988. Returned questionnaire: rare and threatened plants of Cuba.

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

Citation: Areces-Mallea, A.E. 1998. Acacia belairioides. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T31642A9649565. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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