Impatiens etindensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Impatiens etindensis
Species Authority: Cheek & Eb.Fisch.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-01-01
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Assessor(s): Cheek, M. & Cable, S.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: I. etindensis is strictly endemic to Mt. Cameroon. It was first collected near the summit of Mt. Etinde in 1990, and again in 1992. Three other collections have been made since. This species, related to Impatiens grandisepala, is common as an epiphyte on the peak and ridges of Etinde, but not known elsewhere apart from the Njoni collection.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species occurs in submontane-montane forest at 1,500-1,700 m altitude. This plant grows in the forks of stunted trees only 3 m from the ground near the peak of Etinde, but the Njonji collection was taken from the upper part of a tall fallen tree.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is recommended that the population be monitored.

Citation: Cheek, M. & Cable, S. 2000. Impatiens etindensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.
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