Baphia latiloi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Baphia latiloi
Species Authority: Soladoye

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2015-07-13
Assessor(s): Cheek, M.
Reviewer(s): Onana, J.-M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hilton-Taylor, C.
Baphia latiloi is here assessed as Vulnerable, it has a small extent of occurrence (14,321 km²) and minimum area of occupancy (28 km²), is known from seven locations and there is continuing decline in area of occupancy and in extent and quality of suitable habitat due to the clearance of forest habitat in Nigeria for logging and agriculture. If any of the localities in Nigeria no longer exist, the species will need to be reassessed as it may qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known from SE Nigeria (Calabar-Mamfe, mile 66; Ikom Distr., Bendeghe-Ayuk village) and Cameroon (Southwest Region: Abonando; Mamfe).
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Nigeria
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 28
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO): Yes
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2: 14321
Number of Locations: 7
Lower elevation limit (metres): 90
Upper elevation limit (metres): 400
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on population size, but as most of the range was in Nigeria, it is expected to have undergone significant decline.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A small tree found in lowland evergreen forest; 90-400 m asl.
Systems: Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Nigeria has lost most of its original forest and that which survives is under great pressure for logging and agriculture, including National Parks such as those in Cross River State.  The two sites in Cameroon are though to be under under much less pressure.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Since the Nigerian specimens have the most detailed collection localities it is logical to search first at these sites to see if forest habitat survives there. However, Cameroon probably offers the best hope for long term conservation since so much more forest habitat is intact here. Basic population data (density, range, regeneration levels and threats) should be gathered as a baseline for future monitoring and so as to assess the need for management interventions. The species is supposed to occur in the Cross River National Park (Nigeria)

Citation: Cheek, M. 2015. Baphia latiloi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T34777A2854764. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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