Schumacheria alnifolia Hook.f. & Thomson (1855:66)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Schumacheria alnifolia var. dentata Thwaites in Enum. Pl. Zeyl.: 158 (1858); Schumacheria alnifolia var. scabra Thwaites in Enum. Pl. Zeyl.: 158 (1858); Schumacheria alnifolia var. subglabra Thwaites in Enum. Pl. Zeyl.: 158 (1858)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1991-1996 (WCMC, 1998)

Relocated or rediscovered in 2011 (Bandara et al., 2015) or earlier

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Sri Lanka


Biology & Ecology










Bandara, Chamara Janaka, Karunaratne, D. Nedra, Wickramasinghe, Anura, Wijesundara, D. S. A., Bandara, B. M. Ratnayake and Karunaratne, Veranja. (2015). Total polyphenol content and antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of the Sri Lankan endemic plant genus Schumacheria. International Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science 7(3): 465-467.

Horn, James W. (2009). Phylogenetics of Dilleniaceae Using Sequence Data from Four Plastid Loci (rbcL, infA, rps4, rpl16 Intron). International Journal of Plant Sciences 170(6): 794-813.

Green, M.J.B. and Gunawardena, E.R. N. (comps.). (1997). Designing an optimum protected areas system for Sri Lanka's natural forests. Prepared by IUCN-The World Conservation Union and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. (unpublished).

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). (1998). The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

WCMC (World Conservation Monitoring Centre). (1998). Schumacheria alnifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38034A10094309. Downloaded on 19 November 2016.


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