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

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Africa (2001)

SPECIES End use of species Operations / Activities REMARKS
Exploration & collection Evaluation Conservation Germplasm use
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Acacia erioloba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. holosericea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. karroo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. nilotica

 

*

*

*

2

3

1

2

1

2

2

3

Int. PVT in progress. Problems with natural regeneration

A. senegal

 

*

*

*

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

Threatened and (E) at Population and species/provenance levels

A. seyal

 

*

*

*

 

1

1

1

2

 

 

 

Species threatened due to clearing of natural stands

Adansonia digitata

*

 

 

*

1

2

1

2

1

2

2

 

E at population level

Afzelia africana

 

 

 

 

2

2

2

2

2

 

2

1

 

Afzelia guanzensis

*

 

 

 

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

Species overexploited

Androstachys johnsonii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azadirachta indica

 

*

*

*

 

 

1

2

1

1

1

1

Int. PVT in progress in several countries

Baikiaea plurijuga

*

 

 

*

2

1

2

2

2

1

2

 

High value timber species. Over exploited. Regeneration difficult

Balanites aegyptiaca

 

*

*

*

 

2

 

2

2

 

 

 

(E) in Zimbabwe. Over exploited in several countries

Borassus spp.

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

1

1

2

1

1

Construction and crafts. (E)

Borassus aethiopum

 

 

*

*

 

1

 

1

1

1

 

 

(E) in the coastal areas

Chlorophora excelsa

 

*

*

*

 

1

 

2

2

1

 

 

Over exploited in several countries

C. regia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colophospermum mopane

*

 

*

 

2

2

2

1

2

3

2

1

Fuelwood, Timber, Termite and drought resistant

Dacryodes edulis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dalbergia melanoxylon

*

 

*

 

1

1

1

2

1

2

2

 

(E) at species level in east Africa. Field trials initiated in Kenya

Detarium microcarpum

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

3

1

 

1

3

 

Dichrostachys spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entandrophragma spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eucalyptus spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

1

1

firewood

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

*

*

*

 

 

1

 

2

 

2

1

2

High demand for fuelwood in dry areas

Eucalyptus hybrid

*

 

*

 

 

 

1

1

 

2

1

1

Hybrids have become important trees for marginal rainfall areas

E. saligna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faidherbia albida

*

*

*

*

2

1

2

3

2

2

2

 

Agroforestry/Sol improvement work by ICRAF and countries in the region

Gmelina arborea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hyphaene thebaica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irvingia spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juniperus procera

*

 

 

*

2

2

 

2

2

 

 

 

(E) some provenances

Khaya spp.

*

 

*

 

2

1

2

2

1

1

2

2

Over exploited in the region

Khaya senegalensis

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Selection for resistance to shoot borer. Seed collection started

Maesopsis eminii

*

 

*

*

2

2

 

2

 

 

2

2

Selection for resistance to shoot borer

Markhamia lutea

*

 

*

*

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

2

Timber and has become important on-farm/agroforestry tree species

Melia volkensii

*

 

*

 

 

 

 

1

1

2

 

2

Selection for resistance to shoot borer. Over exploited and (E) at species level

Ocotea spp.

*

 

 

*

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

 

(E) some provenances. Over exploited in E Africa

Parinari curatellifolia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parkia biglobosa

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

 

1

1

population genetics studies in progress

Pericopsis angolensis

 

 

*

 

 

 

2

3

2

 

 

 

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

P. elata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Food

Pinus maximinoi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P. roxburghii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podocarpus spp.

*

 

 

 

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

 

PVT in southern Africa

Prosopis spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

An invasive species that require serious and collective approach by the region

Prosopis africana

 

*

*

*

 

 

2

2

2

2

 

 

Seed collection made. Firewood

Prosopsis juflora

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

1

1

 

1

 

Prunus africana

*

*

 

*

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

 

(E) Recalcitrant seed. Field gene bank by countries and ICRAF

Pterocarpus angolensis

*

 

*

 

1

2

1

2

1

2

2

2

Threatened. Over exploited. Slow growing. Prone to fire

P. erinacesis

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

Highly commercially exploited forage plant

P. lucens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P. soyauxii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schinziophyton rautanenii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sclerocarya birrea

 

*

 

*

2

2

2

1

1

1

2

3

Recalcitrant seed. Field trials by countries and with ICRAF collaboration in E/SA region

Sesbania spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strychnos coccubides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tamarindus indica

 

 

*

*

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

 

Threatened. Over exploited. Genetic diversity studies initiated in Kenya

Tectona grandis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terminalia ivorensis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T. superba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triplochiton scleroxylon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uapaca kirkiana

 

 

 

*

1

3

1

2

2

 

 

 

PVT, PGT commenced in SADC. Seed recalcitrant

Vernonia amygdalina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

1

 

 

 

(E) in parts of range

Z. micronata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


*** Species withdrawn from the 1999 list

*** Species added to the 1999 list

last updated:  Wednesday, January 7, 2009