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  • Reassessment of the genus Salacia under IUCN threatened categories in Sri Lanka.

    Author(s) : Senevirathne, W. I. N. S.Hettiarachchi, P. L.Yakandawala, D. M. D.Attanayake, A.

    Author Affiliation : Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

    Author Email : nirodha.sewwandi@gmail.com

    Journal article : Ceylon Journal of Science 2019 Vol.48 No.4 pp.319-326 ref.11

    Abstract : SalaciasalaciaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    comprises of five species in Sri Lankasri lankaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    S. acuminatissima, S. chinensis, S. diandra, S. oblonga and S. reticulata while around two hundred species are distributed in tropical countries worldwide. All five species recorded in Sri Lanka are listed under various threaten categories in the National Red List 2012. The present study was carried out to reassess their conservation status based on IUCN threatened categories using preliminary field observations and data in order to contribute to the national red listing with robust data. The species were evaluated based on the criteria B of the IUCN guidelinesguidelinesSubject Category: Publications
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    2017. The conservation statuses of two Salacia species S. acuminatissima and S. chinensis have remained same as the previous conservation statuses determined at national level as Endangered (EN) and Near threatened (NT) respectively. However, S. diandra was upgraded to the category of Critically Endangered (CR). The statuses of S. oblonga and S. reticulata were downgraded from Endangered (EN) to Near threatened (NT). Conservation statuses obtained using preliminary data and the upgrading the status of a taxa and downgrading of the statuses of two taxa is of prime importance to prioritize conservation of the members of the Genus Salacia in globally.

    ISSN : 2513-2814

    DOI : 10.4038/cjs.v48i4.7671

    Record Number : 20219913751

    Publisher : University of Peradeniya

    Location of publication : Kandy

    Country of publication : Sri Lanka

    Language of text : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : SalaciasalaciaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : conservationconservationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , endangered speciesendangered speciesSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , guidelinesguidelinesSubject Category: Publications
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    , nature conservationnature conservationSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , tropicstropicsSubject Category: Climate Related
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    Identifier(s) : threatened species, recommendations, Ceylon, tropical countries, tropical zones

    Geographical Location(s) : Sri Lankasri lankaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : CelastraceaecelastraceaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , CelastralescelastralesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , eudicotseudicotsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , angiospermsangiospermsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , SpermatophytaspermatophytaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , plantsplantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , eukaryoteseukaryotesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , Commonwealth of Nationscommonwealth of nationsSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Developing Countriesdeveloping countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , South Asiasouth asiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AsiaasiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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