The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Trochetiopsis melanoxylon (R. Br. ex Aiton f.) Marais

St. Helena ebony tree



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1771 (Cronk, 1998)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



St. Helena


Biology & Ecology










America, S. (1999). St Helena. Biodiversity: the UK Overseas Territories, 101.

Cronk, Q. C. B. (1986). The decline of the St Helena ebony Trochetiopsis melanoxylon. Biological Conservation 35(2): 159-172. [Abstract]

Cronk, Q. C. B. (1998). Trochetiopsis melanoxylon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 26 April 2015.

Cronk, Q. C. B. (2000). The Endemic Flora of St. Helena. Anthony Nelson Publishers, Oswestry, UK.

Humphreys, Aelys M. et al. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Marais, W. (1981). Trochetiopsis (Sterculiaceae), a new genus from St Helena. Kew Bulletin 36: 645-646. [Abstract]

Oldfield, Sara, Lusty, Charlotte and MacKinven, Amy (compilers). (1998). The World List of Threatened Trees. Cambridge, U.K.: World Conservation Press. 650 pp.

Rowe, R. (1995). The population biology of Trochetiopsis: a genus endemic to St Helena. DPhil Thesis, University of Oxford.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and International Institute for Environment and Development. 1993. Report on sustainable environmental development strategy and action plan for St Helena. Vol. 3. Status of the endemic flora and preliminary recovery programmes.

WCSP (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet;


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