Robust rattan palm assessed as Endangered, new Species Conservation Profile shows

(Pensoft Publishers) An African rattan palm species has recently been assessed as Endangered, according to the IUCN Red List criteria. Although looking pretty robust at height of up to 40 m, this palm is restricted to scattered patches of land across an area of 40 km². It grows in a few reserves and conservation areas in Ghana and a single forest patch in Côte d'Ivoire. Its Species Conservation Profile is published in the open access Biodiversity Data Journal.

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