Sloanea is ecologically important, some species are an important food source for endangered species like parrots. Many species of Sloanea are endemics, and most of them are rare and large canopy trees whose wood is generally hard and dense. In the Amazon basin and Asia people are destroying primary forests in part for Sloanea wood for production of materials (IUCN 2015).
IUCN red List of Threatened Species
Range: An endemic to Brownsberg. Native to Suriname.
Range: Locally abundant in places. It is endemic to Brownsberg and the Tapanahony River. Native to Suriname.
Range: Oua Némi and Mé Oué in the north of Grand Terre. Native to New Caledonia.
Range: A rarely collected species. Nativeto Honduras.
Countries: Bhutan; China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand.
Lower risk/least concern
Native: Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar.
Lower risk/ least concern.
Range: a species which appears to be known from a single location on Mt. Tonine. Native to New Caledonia