Threatened Flora of India

IUCN Red List Species of Flowering Plants of India and Represented in Efloraofindia (eFI):

IUCN data (IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017-1) indicates that 1314 species were assessed for threat status in India and 6 are Extinct (Ex), 2 Extinct in Wild (EW), 75 Critically Endangered (CR), 161 Endangered (EN), 131 Vulnerable (VU), 41 Near Threatened (NT), 1 Lower Risk/ Conservation Dependent (LR/cd), 64 Data Deficient (DD), and rest are at Lower Risk or Least Concern (LR or LC/lc). The complete list of threatened flowering plants of India is available at www.iucnredlist.org  

Efloraofindia during its 10 year journey (June 2007- June 2017) has showcased large number of Red Listed species from different wild habitats of India and botanical gardens. A search of eFI database reveals following number of red listed species:

 

Categories

Category Symbol

Total Number of Species in India

Number of Species Represented in eFI

Extinct

Ex

6

1

Extinct in Wild

EW

2

1

Critically Endangered

CR

75

17

Endangered

EN

161

29

Vulnerable

VU

131

45

Near Threatened

NT

41

10

Lower Risk/ Conservation Dependent

LR/cd

1

-

Data Deficient

DD

64

12

Lower Risk or Least Concern

LR or LC/lc

833

Many species

Category wise list is given below and names are linked to the pages of species in eFI database: 

 

Extinct (Ex):

1.       Madhuca insignis

 

Extinct in Wild (EW):

1.       Corypha taliera

 

Critically Endangered (CR):


1.       Aconitum chasmanthum

2.       Berberis nilghiriensis

3.       Buchanania barberi

4.       Chlorophytum borivilianum

5.       Commiphora wightii

6.       Dipterocarpus turbinatus

7.       Gentiana kurroo

8.       Hildegardia populifolia

9.       Lilium polyphyllum

10.   Nardostachus jatamansi

11.   Nothopegia castanaefolia

12.   Paphiopedilum druryi

13.   Paphiopedilum fairrieanum

14.   Saussurea costus

15.   Syzygium travancoricum

16.   Utleria salacifolia

17.   Vateria indica

 

Endangered (EN):

1.       Aconitum heterophyllum

2.       Angelica glauca

3.       Curcuma caulina

4.       Cypripedium elegans

5.       Cypripedium himalaicum

6.       Decalepis hamiltonii

7.       Dimorphocalyx beddomei

8.       Diosyros crumenata

9.       Dipterocarpus indicus

10.   Dysoxylum malabaricum

11.   Heritiera fomes

12.   Hopea parviflora

13.   Hopea ponga

14.   Hopea racophloea

15.   Hydrocotyle conferta

16.   Iphigenia stellata

17.   Isonandra villosa

18.   Mangifera andamanica

19.   Memecylon subramanii

20.   Nepenthes khasiana

21.   Paphiopedilum charlesworthii

22.   Paphiopedilum insigne

23.   Paphiopedilum spicerianum

24.   Paphiopedilum venustum

25.   Pterocarpus santalinus

26.   Rotala ritchiei

27.   Shorea roxburghii

28.   Shorea tumbuggaia

29.   Syzygium alternifolium

 

Vulnerable (VU):

1.       Aconitum violaceum

2.       Aglaia perviridis

3.       Aponogeton bruggenii

4.       Aquilaria malaccensis

5.       Arenga wightii

6.       Boswellia ovalifoliata

7.       Calophyllum apetalum

8.       Casearia wynadensis

9.       Cyaratia pedata

10.   Chloroxylon swietenia

11.   Cinnamomum riparium

12.   Cinnamomum sulphuratum

13.   Cleistanthus malabaricus

14.   Curcuma pseudomontana

15.   Cypripedium cordigerum

16.   Dalbergia latifolia

17.   Diospyros paniculata

18.   Elaeocarpus venustus

19.   Eriocaulon tuberiferum

20.   Garcinia indica

21.   Hydnocarpus pentandrus

22.   Ixora malabarica

23.   Jatropha nana

24.   Magnolia nilagirica

25.   Malaxis muscifera

26.   Miliusa nilagirica

27.   Myristica dactyloides

28.   Nilgirianthus ciliatus

29.   Ochreinauclea missionis

30.   Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum

31.   Paphiopedilum villosum

32.   Phyllanthus indofischeri

33.   Pithecellobium gracile

34.   Pterocarpus indicus

35.   Pterospermum reticulatum

36.   Rhynchosia heynei

37.   Rotala floribunda

38.   Salacia oblonga

39.   Santalum album

40.   Saraca asoca

41.   Syzygium densiflorum

42.   Syzygium occidentale

43.   Terminalia pallid

44.   Ulmus wallichiana

45.   Vanda spathulata

 

Near Threatened and Lower Risk/ Neat Threatened (NT):

1.       Aglaia edulis

2.       Cajanus cajanifolius

3.       Elaeocarpus munronii

4.       Gynura travancorica

5.       Hyphaene dichotoma

6.       Prunus jacquemontii

7.       Sageraea laurifolia

8.       Tabernaemontana heyneana

9.       Utricularia praeterita

10.   Vigna khandalensis

 

 

Data Deficient (DD):

1.       Abrus fruticulosus

2.       Asparagus filicinus

3.       Brachycorythis wightii

4.       Corypha macropoda

5.       Corypha umbraculifera

6.       Coscinium fenestratum

7.       Diospyros ebenum

8.       Eriocaulon baramaticum

9.       Magnolia daltsopa

10.   Magnolia pterocarpa

11.   Mangifera indica

12.   Pogostemon quadrifolius



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