Hypseochloa cameroonensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Poaceae

Scientific Name: Hypseochloa cameroonensis C.E.Hubb.

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Mt. Cameroon. It is known from only six collections and is the rarest and the only incontestably strictly endemic grass on the mountain.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurs in montane grassland at 2,100- 2,800 m. Frequent between tufts of high grass, 2,800 m, and in grassland strewn with boulders.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: More ecological, range and population data are needed on this scarce endemic, but it is possible that, as an annual of the lusher, lower altitude grassland it needs open areas for establishment, and regular firing of grassland may be found to favour the survival of this species.

Citation: Cheek, M. & Cable, S. 2000. Hypseochloa cameroonensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39564A10241347. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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