Millettia peguensis Ali Main specimen
Fabaceae
{ Conservation status }

- Red List Category and Criteria (IUCN) : Data Deficient ; Published in 2012.

- Justification (IUCN) : Although widely cultivated, the proposed native range of this species in Thailand and Myanamar remains unclear, for example, it is listed only as cultivated in Myanmar by Kress et al. (2003). In view of this, the extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) could not be accurately estimated. No information is available about its current status, within the suggested native range, and herbarium records found are from the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. Further surveys and research into its native distribution, taxonomy, population, habitat requirements and threats are needed. It is assessed as Data Deficient due to the lack of information.

- Major Threats (IUCN) : This species is likely to have suffered from the threats associated with expanding human populations. Its lowland forest habitat is particularly threatened by clearance for agriculture, forestry and urbanization.

- Conservation Actions (IUCN) : There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species. It is cultivated ex-situ for example, in Lahore District Botanical Garden (Ali 1977), and it is generally cultivated, for its attractive pink flowers, in gardens in Myanmar, India and Pakistan. Further surveys are required to confirm its current extent and population as a wild species within its native range. It was collected, in 1927, in the area that is now the Salawin National Park in Myanmar. However, it is uncertain whether it is currently to be found in any protected area. The seeds are available commercially, as this is a cultivated species, however, it was not found in available lists of seed bank species.

Source : Chadburn, H. 2012. Millettia peguensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T19891669A20107959.