Caesalpinia paraguariensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Caesalpinia paraguariensis
Species Authority: (Parodi) Burkart
Common Name(s):
Spanish Guayacaú Negro

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1acd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Americas Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Costa Rica, November 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Widely occurring and relatively common in the Chaco region. It reaches the margins of its range in Brazil, where it is confined to Porto Murtinho. In Bolivia the species is well represented in herbarium collections.
Argentina (Catamarca, Chaco, Córdoba, Corrientes, Formosa, Jujuy, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, Santa Fé, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán); Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Paraguay
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is found in lowland deciduous forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Throughout its range it is exploited as a popular source of timber, but the most serious threat is habitat loss.

Citation: Americas Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Costa Rica, November 1996) 1998. Caesalpinia paraguariensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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