Couroupita guianensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Ericales Lecythidaceae

Scientific Name: Couroupita guianensis Aubl.
Common Name(s):
English Cannonball Tree
French Calabasse Colin
Spanish Arbol Santo, Bala De Cañón, Granadillo, Mamey Hediondo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/least concern ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
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Assessor(s): Mitré, M.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The Panamanian subpopulation is confined to a few trees in two provinces.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Panama; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:The species is very widespread but not common anywhere.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Lowland semi-deciduous rainforest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of this species has declined widely because of clearing for settlement, timber and agriculture, resulting in populations becoming threatened at a national level. The species is also very widely cultivated as an ornamental tree

Citation: Mitré, M. 1998. Couroupita guianensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33969A9825349. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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