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Widdringtonia whytei


Logging endangering Mulanje Cedar


Malawi's Proposal to List Mulanje Cedar on CITES Appendix II

Widdringtonia whytei, the Mulanje cedar or Mulanje cypress, is a species of Widdringtonia native to Malawi, where it is endemic to the Mulanje Massif at altitudes of 1,830-2,550 m. It has become endangered as a result of over-harvesting for its wood, and an increase in the frequency of wildfires due to human activity.
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