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Barombia gracillima

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ORCHIDALES ORCHIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Barombia gracillima
Species Authority: (Kraenzl.) Schlechter

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: This species occurs in Gabon, and Mt. Cameroon (Mbalomayo and the Bakossi Mountains). This species is spectacular in bloom, with 4-5 white flowers each 7-8 cm across on each spike. It is unlikely to be overlooked in flower and so the scarcity of collections suggests that it has not been overlooked by collectors, but is actually highly rare.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Gabon
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is epiphytic in lowland forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: An attempt to rediscover this species should be followed by an evaluation of its population in terms of size, regeneration levels, and threats. Much of the forest around this crater lake survives due to the steepness of the walls being inconvenient inter alia for timber extraction and agriculture.

Citation: Cheek, M. & Cable, S. 2000. Barombia gracillima. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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