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Table 4 Most threatened woody species common to the three zones

From: Traditional ecological knowledge-based assessment of threatened woody species and their potential substitutes in the Atakora mountain chain, a threatened hotspot of biodiversity in Northwestern Benin, West Africa

Threatened woody species Zones
  EA CA WA
Afzelia africana Pers. x x x
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Gill. & Perr. x x x
Antiaris toxicaria (Engl.) C. C. Berg x x x
Bombax costatum Pellegrin & Vuillet x x x
Borassus aethiopum Mart. x x x
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. Ex A.DC. x x x
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss x x x
Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.)G.Don x x x
Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir. x x x
Vitellaria paradoxa C.F.Gaertn x x x
Vitex doniana Sweet x x x
Ceiba pentandra (L) Geartn x x  
Elaeis guineensis Jacq. x x  
Milicia excelsa (Welw.) C.C. Berg x x  
Adansonia digitata L. x   x
Tamarindus indica L. x   x
Isoberlinia doka Craib & Stapf x   
Isoberlinia tomentosa (Harms) Craib & Stapf x   
Kigelia africana (Sprague) Bidgood & Verdc x   
Raphia sudanica A. Chev. x   
Afraegle paniculata (Schum.)   x x
Prosopis africana (Guill. & Perr.)Taub.   x x
Bombax buonopozense Beauv.   x  
Ficus platyphylla Del.   x  
Oxytenanthera abyssinica (A.Rich.)   x  
Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides (Lam.) B.Zepernick & F.K. Timler x   
Detarium microcarpum Guill. & Perr.    x
Ficus gnaphalocarpa Steud. Ex Miq.    x
Lannea microcarpa Engl & K. Krause    x
Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) Kuntze    x
Sclerocarya birrea (Sond.) Kokwaro    x
  1. EA East Atakora, CA Central Atakora, WA West Atakora