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

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Eastern and southern Africa (2003)

SPECIES End use of species Operations / Activities REMARKS
Exploration & collection Evaluation Conservation Germplasm use
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Acacia senegal (L.) Willid.

 

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

Adansonia digitata L.

 

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(E) – at population level

Baikiaea plurijuga Harms

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3

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(E) - at population level. IUCN & CITES listed

Colophospermum mopane (J. Kirk & Benth) J. Leonard

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Highly threatened by clearing and overuse

Dalbergia melanoxylon Guill. & Perr.

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(E) at species level in East Africa. Field trials initiated in Kenya. IUCN listed

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

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Suitable and popular in semi-arid areas

Eucalyptus hybrids/GC & GU

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Suitable and popular in semi-arid areas

Faidherbia albida (Del.) A. Chev.

 

 

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Agroforestry/Soil improvement work by ICRAF and countries in the region.

Khaya anthotheca (Welv.) C. DC

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Over-exploited in the region. IUCN & CITES listed.

Milicia excelsa (Welw.) C.C. Berg

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Selection for resistance to shoot borer. Over-exploited & (E) at species level. IUCN & CITES listed.

Prunus africana (Hook. F.) Kalkm.

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(E) Recalcitrant seed. Field gene-bank by countries and ICRAF. IUCN & CITES listed.

Pterocarpus angolensis DC

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Threatened. Over-exploited. Slow growing. Prone to fire. IUCN & CITES listed.

Schlerocarya birrea (A. Rich) Hochst.

 

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

Tamarindus indica L.

 

 

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Threatened. Over-exploited. Genetic diversity studies initiated in Kenya.

Trichilia ametica Vahl.

 

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Threatened by overuse.

Vitellaria paradoxa Gaertn

 

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Threatened by overuse and clearing. IUCN and CITES listed.

Warburgia salutaris (Bertol. F.) Chiov. and to some extent W. ugandensis Sprague

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Seed recalcitrant, seed supply problem, seed collections in progress, seed storage studies for W. ugandensis in progress. IUCN and CITES listed.

Zizyphus mauritiana Lam.

 

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Threatened by overuse and land clearing

last updated:  Thursday, July 12, 2007