|Scientific Name:||Cryptotaenia calycina|
Cryptotaenia calycina C.C.Towns. subspecies dissecta C.C.Towns.
|Taxonomic Notes:||A variety dissecta C.C.Towns. was previously recognized, this is now treated along with the typical variety as just a single taxon at the species level.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project|
|Reviewer/s:||Beentje, H., Gereau, R., Kabuye, C., Kalema, J., Luke, Q., Lyaruu, H., Maunder, M., Mwachala, G., Ndangalasi, H., Njau, F. & Schatz, G. (East African Plants Red List Authority)|
Has an area of occupancy of less than 500 km², is severely fragmented and there is continuing decline due to habitat loss from expanding agriculture and logging. Hence is listed as Endangered.
|Range Description:||A montane species found in the Nguru, west Usambara, Uluguru, Kanga and Udzwunga mountain ranges of the Eastern Arc.|
Native:Tanzania, United Republic of
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|Population:||Reasonably common (even abundant) where found but very localized.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||A perennial herb found growing in montane forest often in association with bamboo (Arundinaria sp.). Usually grows in rocky areas. Sometimes also associated with ericaceous heath.|
|Major Threat(s):||Fairly well protected across most of its range apart from in the northern parts of the range and at Kanga Mtn.|
|Conservation Actions:||Recorded from a number of protected areas: Shagayu Forest Reserve, Kanga Forest Reserve, Mkindu Forest Reserve, Uluguru South Forest Reserve, Mafwamera Forest Reserve, Ruvu Forest Reserve, West Kilombero Scarp Forest Reserve and the Udzungwa Mountain National Park.|
|Citation:||Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project 2009. Cryptotaenia calycina. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 May 2013.|
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