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Helichrysum mannii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Helichrysum mannii
Species Authority: Hook.f.
Taxonomic Notes: This species is very similar to H. cameroonense Hutchinson & Dalziel. This pair may be altitudinal vicariants. Certainly H. mannii occurs at much higher altitudes than H. cameroonense, e.g. Dundas in FHI 20362: "within 50 feet of the mountain top". The lower altitudinal limit of H. mannii is not clear from the data available. Mann certainly confused the two species. Vegetatively they may be almost indistinguishable although the differences in indumentum should help discriminate between them.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Cheek, M. & Cable, S.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from Bioko, and Mt. Cameroon. The absence of specimens of H. mannii in the 1992 inventory probably indicates the lack of coverage of altitudes above 3,000 m. This species was collected above Buea in 1995.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in montane grassland areas, particularly on cinders at high altitudes (up to 4,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Cheek, M. & Cable, S. 2000. Helichrysum mannii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.
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