Species identified as high, global, regional and/or national priority

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Africa (1999)

SPECIES End use of species Operations / Activities REMARKS
Exploration & collection Evaluation Conservation Germplasm use
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Acacia erioloba

* *

3 2



PVT in progress
A. holosericea

* *


2

2
Prov. collection
A. karroo
* * *


2

2 3 PVT in progress
A. nilotica
* * * 2 3 1 2

2 3 Int. PVT in progress. W. Africa to be completed. Problems with natural regeneration
A. senegal
* * * 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 (E) populations in N parts of range. Problems with natural regeneration
A. seyal

* *
1 1 1




Adansonia digitata


* 1 1 1 2

3 2 Int. PVT in progress. W. Africa to be completed.
Afzelia guanzensis *


2 2 2 2




Androstachys johnsonii

*
2 2 2 2 2 2


Azadirachta indica
* * *

1 2 1 1 1 1 Int. PVT in progress
Balanites aegyptiaca


*
2
2 2


(E) in Zimbabwe
Borassus aethiopum

* *
1
1 1 2

(E)
Chlorophora excelsa *


2 1
1 2 2
2 (E)
C. regia *


2


2

2
Dacryodes edulis


* 2 2
2 2

2 Collection and propagation in progress
Dalbergia melanoxylon *


1 1
2 1 1

(E)
Dichrostachys spp.

* * 1 2
2



Prov. collections proposed by OFI/NRI
Entandrophragma spp. *


1
1
2



Eucalyptus camaldulensis * * *



2

1 2
E. saligna *



2
2

2 2
Faidherbia albida

* *

2 3 2
2 2 Seed collections, PVT, PGT and population genetics studies in progress
Gmelina arborea *
*

1
1

1 1 New collections available for testing
Irvingia spp.

* * 1
1 2 1 2 1 1 (E). Collections made
Juniperus procera *

* 2 2
2 2


(E) some provenances
Khaya spp. *


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Maesopsis eminii *
* * 2 2
2

2 2 Selection for resistance to shoot borer
Markhamia lutea *
*
2 2 2 2 2 2
2
Melia volkensii *
*



1

3 3
Ocotea spp. *

* 2 2
2 2


(E) some provenances
Parinari curatellifolia


* 1 3 1 1



Collection done in SADC
Parkia biglobosa *

* 2
1 3 1
1 1 Collections done
Pericopsis angolensis

*



3 2


(E) some provenances. PVT, PGT commenced in East Africa
P. elata *


2 2
2 2 2

Prov. collections and gene ecological studies in progress
Pinus maximinoi *

*


3
2 1 1
P. roxburghii *



2
2



(E) in parts of range
Podocarpus spp. *


2 2 2 2



PVT in southern Africa
Prosopis africana

* * 2
2 1



PVT in Sahel commenced
Prunus africana * *
* 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
PVT, PGT ongoing in Cameroon and Kenya
Pterocarpus angolensis *



1
2 1 1


P. erinacesis *






2


(E). Recalcitrant seed. Field genebank
P. lucens *

*



2


In situ cons. in progress. Problem of die-back disease
P. soyauxii *






2


In situ cons. in progress
Schinziophyton rautanenii


* 1 1 1 1




Sclerocarya birrea


* 2 2 2 2



Collections made & PVT in SADC.
Sesbania spp.

* *

2 2



Collections made in SADC. PVT of S. sesban in progress in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi
Strychnos coccubides


* 1 3 1 1



Seed collections commenced in SADC
Tamarindus indica

* * 1 1
2
1 1

Tectona grandis *



1
1

2 1
Terminalia ivorensis *


2 2
2 3
3 2
T. superba *



2
2

3 3
Triplochiton scleroxylon *


2




1 2 Int. prov. collections in progress
Uapaca kirkiana


* 1 3 1 2



PVT, PGT commenced in SADC. Seed recalcitrant
Vernonia amygdalina


* 2 2
2 2

2
Vitellaria paradoxa


*
1 1 2 1 1 2
Seed collections in progress in CILSS and Uganda
Warburgia salutaris


* 1 1 2
1 1

Seed recalcitrant, vegetative multiplication
W. ugandensis *

* 1 2
2 1
3
Seed supply problems, seed collections in progress
Widdringtonia spp. *


2 2 2 2 1


(E) in parts of range
Ziziphus mauritiana


* 2 2 1 2



(E) in parts of range
Z. micronata

* * 2 1 2 1

3
Evaluation of seed sources from India desirable

last updated:  Thursday, July 12, 2007